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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
Cactus and Succulents Butterflies
Jul 11, 2015 7:12 AM CST
I purchased Luffa seeds 2 years ago and had good success. The seed packet labeled these seeds as Lagenaria siceraria. Although these can be harvested and eaten when small, I prefer to let them grow and harvest for scrubbers. The vine grows well in south Louisiana, I have it planted on my south facing fence where it gets full sun all day. My primary pollinators are bumblebees. Each gourd provides lots of seeds for next years planting.

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
Jul 11, 2015 8:20 AM CST
Well done! I've grown Luffa before and it makes an awesome screen.
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Composter Butterflies Bookworm Bluebonnets Daylilies
Native Plants and Wildflowers Amaryllis Cottage Gardener Container Gardener Clematis Plant and/or Seed Trader
Jul 11, 2015 2:09 PM CST
I've grown luffa for several years - the angled luffa gourd aka Chinese okra - which my family have grown for food. They are terrific vines and will cover whole trellis and fence.

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While the earth remains, Seed time and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease. Gen. 8:22
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
Jul 14, 2015 7:33 AM CST
Pretty flower, yellow ooooooooooooo

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