The Loofah Soap Experiment: Update #1

Earlier this year, I decided to grow my own loofah to use in a loofah soap project. I planted the seeds a few days ago and I’m happy to report they are already growing!

Loofah seedling

 This little guy is the biggest seedling so far.

This was actually my second attempt to start loofah seeds this year. I first planted four loofah seeds in seed-starting medium and none of them sprouted. Boo.

The Ohio weather has gotten better since then, so I took my experiment on the road and planted seeds in a repurposed fire pit we use as a planter. I simply stuck the seeds in the soil and hoped for the best. As you can see from the photo, this method was more successful–healthy seedlings! With all the rain we are getting this spring, I’m optimistic this batch will grow rapidly. I’ll keep you updated!

How about you? Do you start your own seeds for your summer garden? What methods work best for you?



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