I realize that we have moved away from the original theme of this blog what with all the restaurant reviews and food-obsession – and having just finished this excellent book about doing things yourself, I felt a need to get back into simpler things.
And to start, I’ve decided to grow loofah plants! Honestly, I have no idea how I came across this, but here is an excellent step-by-step guide on loofah growing.
I honestly thought these things grew in the ocean! I had no idea they were a zucchini-like thing!
First step – track down seeds. Gardenworks was a place I wanted to visit anyways, but I called ahead to confirm they carried these seeds. Indeed they did, so here is the pack!
Second step, after reading the package, is to soak the seeds in some warm water for 24 hours.
This is apparently a long process from seed to “sponge” so hang in there with me. Hopefully in about 6 months, I’ll have a home-grown, super eco-friendly bath scrubby!