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All about loofahs: tips on growing your own sponges

In this video, we learn all about loofah sponges – so useful for cleaning, whether in the bath or around the house.

Did you know they’re actually made from a vegetable that can be grown in your own garden?

Loofahs’ flower buds, flowers, and very young fruit can be eaten, but, to be used as sponges, the fruits must mature on the vine until they turn yellow or brownish, and then peeled to reveal the tough fibrous tissues inside that will later become natural cleaning aids.

To read more about planting and harvesting loofahs for use as sponges, click here.

View the original video here. A companion video can be found here.

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