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Posted on 11 September 2010 by urbangardencasual.com

Loofah

loofah_lBy Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

This year my loofahs have set the garden on fire.

They have grown up my shed onto my fence and across my clothesline.

The secret to my success is two-fold.

One, I started my seeds indoors in February. This gave my loofahs plenty of time to grow since they require a long growing season to be exact at least 180 says of warm weather. The second secret to my loofah success is something I cannot take credit for that is Mother Nature. This year’s weather was just perfect for loofah production.

But while I am ecstatic about my loofah crop I am at the same time wondering what to do with all these loofahs. One thing I am trying this year is cooking with them. To my surprise the small ones are excellent in stir-fries and salads. The recipe below is one I created using zucchini but since I have a surplus of loofahs I substituted loofahs for zucchini and boy did it turn out great.

Mindy’s Zucchini or Loofah Stir-Fry

Serves 4

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