HOW TO GROW LUFFA GOURD SEEDS
Luffa Gourd seeds should be soaked for 24 hours before planting. In spring, sow the seeds 8 to 12 inches apart along a fence as soon as the ground is warm enough to work and all danger of frost has passed. Most gardeners in northern parts of the nation start seeds in pots indoors a few weeks before planting, then transplant them outdoors once the weather is warm and settled.
CARE AFTER GERMINATION OF LOOFAH SQUASH
Usually, Luffa vines grow to around 30 feet long and need a strong trellis. Therefore, if you plan to plant them, be prepared to give them sturdy support such as a fence or trellis. When your seedlings have hardened off, plant them in an area that receives full sun. Keep the Luffa watered during the summer. Every 4 to 6 weeks, feed your luffa plants with a diluted liquid fertilizer or compost tea.
LOOFAH SQUASH USES AND HEALTH BENEFITS
When cooked, Luffa Gourd has a mild and slightly sweet taste. Similar to summer squash or zucchini. Long-term cooking of Luffa causes the flesh to break out due to its delicate texture. Luffa is taken by mouth for treating and preventing colds. Nasal swelling and sinus problems can also be treated with it. It is also used to treat muscle and joint pain. And to used restore menstrual cycles in women.
Note: Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.
Product: Luffa Gourd, Loofah Squash Seeds
- Sowing depth: 2 cm deep
- Soil Type: Slightly Acidic
- Hardiness Zones: 6 Above
- Bloom Time: 90-120 Days
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Rosids
- Order: Cucurbitales
- Family: Cucurbitaceae
- Subfamily: Cucurbitoideae
- Tribe: Sicyoeae
- Genus: Luffa
- Uses: Beneficial Veggy
- Ireland & Northern Ireland: Orders placed before 4 p.m. will be delivered the next day, otherwise usually two working days.
- Shipping Cost: From 2,00 Euros
- Rest of the World : 3-11 Working Days
- Shipping Cost: From 2,90 Euros
- - Except for Australia & New Zealand, shipping costs are from 3.50 Euros.
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