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Offline beechet

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Luffa (sponge plant )
« on: January 10, 2018, 10:44:01 pm »
I haven't grown any yet because they need a substantial fence or trellis but I accidentally discovered some on my morning walk and the bees were crazy about them.  From what I have read they have a long growing season.  http://www.luffa.info/luffagrowing.htm

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Re: Luffa (sponge plant )
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 12:26:21 pm »
My Chinese friends like to eat them (green, of course), but I haven't found a way to prepare them to make them taste very good.
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Re: Luffa (sponge plant )
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 06:22:01 pm »
I grow them every season.   My bees never forage on them because they found better
forage sources.  Though mine are the triangular luffa not the one shown on your link.  Maybe the
bees like the other type better?