Juanita Sumner – Loofah Rancher

Here's that little loofa I pictured earlier this spring, all grown up, dried out, and ready to take a hot shower.

Here’s that little loofa I pictured earlier this spring, all grown up, dried out, and ready to take a hot shower.  It’s full of little black seeds for next year.

 

The big news out of the garden this year is, we got a really good loofah. Yeah – one.  We don’t have the best luck with these, we figure one good one is pretty WOW!  It’s a good size specimen, about as big as you’d buy at the soap shop. And it cured perfectly, the outer skin just breaks right off to reveal a soft but tough sponge inside. The seeds shake out and we’ll save them to plant next year.

My husband complained, he paid $2.50 for the seeds, and watered the plants all Summer.   I told him, one of these babies costs at least $2.50 at the store. I never buy them, they don’t seem sanitary enough to use for long, and I can’t afford to pay for something like that just to toss it out in a week. So, I’ve always dreamed of owning a loofa ranch. Wanna get cleaned up? Just walk out back and pick yourself a loofah…

Yes, I am a woman of very weird wants.

 

 

 

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