Luffa squash (Luffa aegyptiaca)

Vegetable sponge, and therefore biodegradable, for a zero waste lifestyle. Versatile, this plant can also be ornamental with its many yellow flowers, and vegetable since the fruits can also be eaten if harvested young. Cultivation in greenhouse or tunnel recommended.

Long cultivation for our Quebec climate, maximize the chances that your squash will reach maturity by growing in a greenhouse or under tunnel. Soak the seeds in hot water (45 to 55°C) for 20 minutes, then in water lukewarm (30 degrees Celscius) for 24 hours before sowing.

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  • Plant type
    • Annual
  • Flower color
  • Quantity
    • Envelope of about 200 seeds
  • Exposure
    • Full sun
  • Shape
    • Erected
  • Soil
    • All types of soils
  • Watering
    • Regular
  • Sowing
    • Directly in the garden
  • Plantation
    • In the garden after the risk of frost
  • Days to maturity
    • 100 days
  • Germination
    • 7 to 21 days
  • Depth
    • On the surface
  • Width
    • 25 cm
  • Height
    • 1 m
  • Family
    • Linaceae

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Plant type: Annual
Quantity: Envelope of about 8 seeds
Exposure: Full sun
Shape: Crawling
Soil: Rich
Sowing: Inside
Plantation: In the garden after the risk of frost
Days to maturity: 120 days
Germination: 5 to 10 days
Row spacing: 1 m
Depth: 2 cm
Height: 30 cm if left on the ground, 2 m on a support
Color: Green
Family: Cucurbits

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