A guide and workbook for growing, using, and enjoying luffa (loofah) sponge gourds.
Beautiful Luffa will change the way you see and use these unique vegetables. So much more than bath scrubbers, luffas can be used as a fiber for sewing, an ingredient in the kitchen, and more! With author Janice Cox’s help, you’ll learn everything you need to know about growing and using these unusual plants. This book grew out of a talk Cox regularly presents around the country. Within its pages, you’ll find the many reasons luffas are a must for your garden. The gourd can be eaten, and its fibers used for personal and household use. Or use it as building material, clothing, tools, and as a natural filter. Discover the history of the plant, growing tips, how to pollinate it, and more!