Or loofah, as you please.
These long-season plants, similar to cucumbers, grow MILES. This year, our second in attempting to grow them, finally proved to be a success. Their flowers are beautiful and attracted lots of bees in the fall.
I think I might have waited too long to begin peeling mine, but I had tried to peel another and was too quick, so I decided to be good and sure!
We chose the floor for our peeling experiment because it was MESSY. Here, the kids are picking out the seeds so we can try again next year!
She's so proud of herself for gathering seeds (and she closed her eyes on purpose).
Bear Cub Q wanted a picture taken too.
The leftovers. It's supposed to be easier to peel than this, if you peel earlier,
but I didn't know that until after the fact.
I will be washing it next, and bleaching if necessary.
If you would like some seeds, please leave your email. I'd be willing to send out a few envelopes of 10 seeds for anyone who would send me a SASE.
Until next time, remember, this is not paradise. It's Purgatory Ranch.