People commonly confuse luffas with a marine animal, the sponge, but a luffa is a eath bound member of the cucumber family! Luffa aegyptiaca, or the smooth luffa is also called the dishcloth gourd in Asia because they are used for scrubbing pots.
Here is your quick and easy guide to growing luffa seeds!
How To Grow Luffa Seeds In 4 Easy Steps
# 1 | Soak the seeds in a bowl of water overnight. Drain the water and plant your seeds immediately.
# 2 | Plant your Luffa Seeds 1/2 an inch deep. It is best to plant your luffa seeds in individual pots filled with a very high high-quality seed-starting mix or in your garden. Luffa seeds require a consistent temperature between 68 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit to germinate well. Mist the soil with fresh water if the soil in your luffa pots starts to dry out during germination and growth.
# 3 | Luffa seeds have a high germination rate, between 60 and 80%. Your luffa seeds should germinate in 18-24 days.
# 4 | Once your seedlings emerge, water only when the top 1/2 inch of soil begins to dry out.