Luffa

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Durgan
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Luffa

Post: # 259816Post Durgan
Fri May 04, 2012 11:34 am

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZIWNC 4 May 2012 Luffa
Luffa placed outdoors to harden off. Today it is 15C. It rained a reasonable amount last night. The wheelbarrow is used as my relative rain gauge.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BWYPH 21 April 2012 Luffa Plants Growing well.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KNSVL 12 March 2012 Luffa Seed Germination and Growth
Greenhouse has been cool so germination has been slow, but the plants have good colour and are strong. All planted seeds germinated.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XSRZI 15 February 2012 Planting Luffa Seeds
Four plants are required to meet my purposes. Four containers of three seeds each were planted. Luffa plants grow slowly and require about six months to produce fruit.My Zone 5 is marginal, but usually get a reasonable crop. The pots were covered with plastic to create a mini greenhouse, particularly to keep high humidity until germination.

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JuzaMum
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Re: Luffa

Post: # 259926Post JuzaMum
Sun May 06, 2012 8:06 pm

They're looking good - ahead of mine which seemed to take forever to start growing. Next time I shall try using a propagator to help things along.
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