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Growing Luffa, also Loofah, plant sponge

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08 Jun 17 Sage wiltshire (Australia - temperate climate)
I have been give some seeds that I will plant this year but just wondering what soil type is best? I'm from the north region of Victoria and it is hard dry clay during summer. What soil should I plant in?
09 Jun 17 Giovanni (Australia - temperate climate)
Luffa needs the same soil requirements as pumpkins, zucchinis, etc. Work as much compost or old manure into the soil over the winter even adding a frame or an old tyre where you want to plant them to allow for more soil, compost or manure. make sure they get consistent watering at the roots and you should do well.

Luffa needs the same soil requirements as pumpkins, zucchinis, etc. Work as much compost or old manure into the soil over the winter even adding a frame or an old tyre where you want to plant them to allow for more soil, compost or manure. make sure they get consistent watering at the roots and you should do well.

- Giovanni

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