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I only get one season out of my loofah vines but you usually get enough fruit to last the year!


Material

  • 1 Loofah vine
  • 1 20ltr laundry bucket with a lid
  • 1 Pair of scissors

Method

  1. Grow your loofah vine in a sunny area with something for it to climb, a tree or trellis is ideal, this vine likes heights!
  2. You can either let your Loofahs dry on the vine or ideally cut them down when the sound hollow but have not yet turned brown (if they dry on the vine or are left to go brown they stain)
  3. Pop your Loofahs once cut down into the laundry bucket filled with water and secure the lid on, leave this to sit for at least 4 days (*note this will get smelly! I once used an esky....once) after 4 days or when the flesh has fallen from the loofah wash well with water and leave in the sun to dry.
  4. Once your Loofahs are dry you can cut them to size or use whole! Treat it as you would any body sponge, rinse and dry after each use!

Notes

These are a beautiful natural body sponge, great for exfoliating and general washing




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  • mle00
    • 04 Mar 2014
      9:19 pm

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  • I’ve never heard of a loofah vibe. After seeing this, I’ll definitely be looking at not getting one

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  • Oooo so that is how you make them, good to know

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  • Interesting. Such a unique idea. Thank you.

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  • well this just totally blew my mind!

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  • Great project for garden and home – saw it on tv once and never got around to giving it a go. Will look into it now that I more time. Thanks.


    • Yes thank you very much on showing how to make them

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  • Wow. It never crossed my mind to grow my own loofahs. How high do these plants get and where can I find a vine or seed to start growing my own.

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  • I’d love to give this a go but I don’t have the space.

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  • A brilliant idea, thanks so much for sharing!

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  • Wow Who would have known that this was possible..

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  • Wow had never heard of these but they sound like what I need thank you for sharing this with us

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  • Thanks for sharing; this is quite fascinating!


    • Thanks again for your clever loofah idea.

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  • i have never heard of this but this would be so handy to have this plant. amazing


    • yeah has anyone tried growing these loofah’s?

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  • I am having trouble finding a loofah vine where did you find it

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  • where does one find a loofah vine?

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  • Oh thanks for sharing this . I purchased the seeds a little while back and keep for getting to plant! Will check they haven’t expired and get them in now that I’ve had this reminder :)

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