Luffa (Loofah plant sponge)
Best grown as a summer annual, the luffa plant is a type of squash that's very easy to grow. It can be eaten when young however, the plant is mostly grown to make your own back scratcher. Yep, you read correctly. The mature plant is dried and used as a back scratcher or skin loofah and can also be cut up to use for cleaning pots and pans.
Luffa plants like moist, fertile (enriched with compost), freely draining soil, full sun and a sturdy support for their tendrils (grows similar to a cucumber vine). Loofah vines are a long season annual that loves the hot weather and slows growth in cooler times. They can grow up to 10m so are great for vertical gardening, growing up and over trellis, fencing or walls. Space plants 45 - 75cm apart. Harvest when the skin feels thin and loose, as if it is going to come off easily. Leaving it to dry in the sun can make it easier to peel. Can grow alongside peas, beans, onions, sweetcorn.
Basilea Living Herbs
Basilea Farm, Burpengary grows pesticide-free Luffa / Loofah seedlings, available locally in Brisbane and Moreton Bay, South East Queensland, Australia.
Pot Size 50mm
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Choose a local Brisbane stockist for collection from the list below.
$8 delivery fee
Order by Wednesday each week, collect Friday
Find stockist addresses & opening hours
Annerley - Sam Coco Trading
Aspley - T-Bones Food Market
Chermside West - Rode Fresh
Everton Park - Charlie's Fresh Fruit
Kenmore - Kenmore Fresh
Oxley - Blunder Road Country Market
Paddington - Rosalie Gourmet Market
Rothwell - Northside Discount Fruit Barn
Samford Valley - Samford Valley Garden Centre
West End - The Stores Grocer
Windsor - Zone Fresh
Choose Burpengary - Basilea Farm for collection
$0 delivery fee
Order by Wednesday each week, collect Saturday, 9am-10am only from Basilea Farm, 135 Hawthorn Road, Burpengary