Loofahs are part of the vegetable family, grow on vines, and look very similar to green squash or cucumber. After about 120 days from planting the seeds, the loofah starts to turn a yellow/brown color, and it’s time to shed its outer layer and uncover the sponge inside. We just harvested our loofah's here at Keeted Corner at our south Texas ranch where we planted the loofah seeds in March 2021.
We did a lot of research before venturing to plant our garden, but once we did, we created a cage-like garden in direct sunlight, watered it consistently, and watched these vines grow as fast. We documented every step from building the garden, weekly progress, and the final shedding of the skin to uncover the beautiful loofah sponge underneath.
We planted about 5-6 seeds per mound, with 5 mounds. We should get about 20-40 loofahs at the end of this first harvest. Each loofah range in size but could get up to 12 inches or longer.
30 seed pack- $5
Directions to plant
How to grow loofahs from seeds: