luffa

Grow your own luffas! No (April) Fooling!

Welcome to Postage Stamp Permaculture!  There’s so much to write about, but the bizarrely beautiful luffa gourd seemed like a great place to start. It’s a very common misconception that luffas are marine organisms, much like sponges. But they’re actually a gourd you can easily grow yourself if your summer’s long enough (150+ frost free days).  The part we think of as a luffa is actually a set of tough fibers surrounding the seed cavities within the fruit. Luffas don’t transplant as readily as most other gourds and squashes, so it’s best to plant them in their final location.  They […]