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Luffa Gourd Seeds For Planting (Luffa aegyptiaca)

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How many seeds per packet?

25 Seeds Per Pack

Save up to 25% off your order!

With volume pricing, you can save a lot more money on your seed orders! Any items in our shop that are tagged with "volume" are eligible for up to 25% off!

2 items gets you free S/H!

5 items gets you 15% off!

3 items gets you 5% off!

6 items gets you 20% off!

4 items gets you 10% off!

10+ items gets you 25% off!

How much is shipping and handling?

Shipping is only $2.99! This is a flat rate fee for all seed orders within the United States. We do not ship out of the United States to Canada or Mexico, or anywhere abroad.

Are your seeds heirloom?

Absolutely! 99% of all seeds on our site are heirlooms (which are defined as true to the parent) and are passed down from generation to generation. Many were bred for quality of flavor, productivity, hardiness and adaptability.

Are your seeds GMO?

Nope! We will never knowingly sell GMO based seed products. Hardly any exist in the market anyways, but if they do, you can trust that we will steer clear of them.

Are your seeds organic?

In short, no... But we are firm believers that "organic" is how YOU decide to grow things. You can still organically grow your own produce with, non certified seeds because there is no difference aside from the price.

Are your seeds treated?

We never knowingly purchases treated seed products. We also do not treat any of our seeds with substances such as neonicotinoid or thyram.

How many seeds per packet?

25 Seeds Per Pack

Save up to 25% off your order!

With volume pricing, you can save a lot more money on your seed orders! Any items in our shop that are tagged with "volume" are eligible for up to 25% off!

2 items gets you free S/H!

5 items gets you 15% off!

3 items gets you 5% off!

6 items gets you 20% off!

4 items gets you 10% off!

10+ items gets you 25% off!

How much is shipping and handling?

Shipping is only $2.99! This is a flat rate fee for all seed orders within the United States. We do not ship out of the United States to Canada or Mexico, or anywhere abroad.

Are your seeds heirloom?

Absolutely! 99% of all seeds on our site are heirlooms (which are defined as true to the parent) and are passed down from generation to generation. Many were bred for quality of flavor, productivity, hardiness and adaptability.

Are your seeds GMO?

Nope! We will never knowingly sell GMO based seed products. Hardly any exist in the market anyways, but if they do, you can trust that we will steer clear of them.

Are your seeds organic?

In short, no... But we are firm believers that "organic" is how YOU decide to grow things. You can still organically grow your own produce with, non certified seeds because there is no difference aside from the price.

Are your seeds treated?

We never knowingly purchases treated seed products. We also do not treat any of our seeds with substances such as neonicotinoid or thyram.

  • ABOUT Luffa Gourds

  • GROWING Luffa Gourds

  • CUSTOMER REVIEWS

quick facts

  • Type: Vegetable
  • Season: Annual
  • Heirloom: Yes
  • Color: Green
  • Height: 24" - 30" Tall
  • Width: 6' to 12' Spread
  • Harvest: 110 to 120 Days
  • Uses: Culinary / Practical
  • Environment: Full Sun
     

Notes: Luffa Gourd can take up quite a bit of gardening space, which is why we recommend growing them vertically with the use of a trellis.

all about luffa gourds!

That's right, you guessed it, your favorite bath sponge is actually a Gourd! Luffa Gourds can be grown from freshly harvested Luffa aegyptiaca seeds in the Summer for an Autumn harvest. Luffa Gourds are primarily grown on a trellis in order to save on gardening space, since the fruits aren't very heavy. The outer shell is dark green, while its inner core is soft and string like. Peeling the outer shell away will expose the usable bath sponge that you know and love. The plants can grow anywhere between 6 to 12 feet long, and grow to a mature height of about 24 to 30 inches tall. The leaves resemble that of a Pumpkin plant, and each vine will develop yellow flowers, prior to your Luffa Gourd fruits formation.

 

Luffa Gourds are considered to be an annual crop. This means that the plants will grow quickly from freshly harvested seeds, later developing fruits and seeds within a single growing season. If allowed to mature, the fruits will contain large seeds, which can be gutted from the Gourd, later to be dried and then saved for the following growing season.

 

Common Misspellings: Gord, Gorde, Gourde, Gords, Gordes, Luffah, Loofah, Loofa

quick sow info

sowing luffa gourd seeds

Alyssum flowers are best established directly outdoors, when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Begin by clearing your sowing area of all unwanted plant life. Turn the dirt, or replace it with fresh soil. Scatter your Alyssum seeds (in groups of 4) to the surface of the soil, lightly covering the seed with 1/16” of topsoil.

 

Alyssum seeds can also be started indoors, in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow 3 to 4 seeds per pot, at a shallow depth of 1/16” under topsoil. Transplant when all danger of frost has passed, later in the season.

growing conditions

Alyssum seeds & plants aren’t too picky on growing conditions. An area of full sunlight is recommended, as well as temperatures of at least 65F to 70F. The soil doesn’t need to be rich in organic matter, but it will need to be well drained for successful growth. It is best to add a light compost to any areas that contain hard, compact soil to improve drainage. Water daily with a moderate moisture setting until germination occurs.

germination & growth

Your Alyssum seeds will begin to sprout within 7 to 21 days after sowing. The plants will grow to a short height of only 2 to 4 inches tall and can be spaced roughly 12 to 18 inches apart from one another. Royal Carpet produces lovely clusters of violet flowers. Because of its short height, it is perfect as a ground cover and is also great in rock gardens as well.

 

germination & growth

Luffas can be left on the vine until the outer skin is yellow and light brown. The innards should sound hollow when you tap on the outer shell. This means they are ready to be cut from the stem and set in the sun for a few days to dry out. You can easily collect the seeds from the fruits for planting in the following season.

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