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Growing Luffa, also Loofah, plant sponge

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03 Jan 20 Alaina Seyssel (USA - Zone 8b climate)
What accommodations should I make for growing Luffa in 8b?
04 Jan 20 Mindi (USA - Zone 8a climate)
We live in zone 8a and the biggest challenge for us when we grow Luffa is that they climb SO high and fast in the summer. I'd suggest planning on some serious trellising as the Luffa gourds get pretty heavy before they dry out.
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