Here is something that adds to a ZERO WASTE system. Luffa! And YOU CAN GROW IT!! Growing Luffa is totally a regenerative process....a full circle of life. You naturally work the soil, feed the bees, grow a sustainable product, save its seeds, turn the used product back into compost, and do it all over again. No running to the store to buy dish sponges that get stinky and harbor nasty bacteria. No synthetic fibers going to the landfill. Save your money and add to a regenerative system by growing your own dish and bath and body sponges!
This video is long, but I hope you agree that it will be so worth your time! If you ever contemplated growing luffa (loofah) this video goes over all the details about growing, harvesting, the benefits, etc. Someone on our FB page asked a question that I didn't cover in the video so I'll add it here. We had ZERO pest issues with this plant. Here in our zone, 7b/8a, we plant mid-spring. Not too early because they like warmth, but not too late because they need a long growing season to get a nice big and full crop. And don't forget to rinse them well and set them to dry after you peel them. This helps prevent the oxidation/browning effect from happening. I soak them in a deep sink of water and squeeze and squeeze under water then I ring them out and set them to dry.
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And sorry for the 'false' ending. There is some great info after I said bye so hang in there and watch til the very end!
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