You all might remember I was sent a package of luffa seeds from Dora over at Y2K Hippie. If you've never been to her blog check it out, she has some of the greatest ideas I've ever seen and is willing to try anything :)
I started the luffa in the house and by the time I planted them outside they had grown so much I had to transplant them a few times. After planting, our weather got cold, so cold all of them died. I did keep a few in the house "just in case" and I'm glad I did. These didn't look too healthy a few days after planting and I had almost given up hope when I spied a bit of growth near the bottom. When the hot weather hit they really took off, albeit a bit late, but I'm hoping we have good weather right 'til the end of September (finger's crossed). There's lots of small luffas as well as a ton of flowers, although I think it's a bit late for the flowers to produce anything. The few that are large should be okay and I'm hoping the smaller ones will take off and be ready too.
The biggest one.
Some of the smaller ones.