As the warm weather fades and days become progressively shorter and cooler, some things in the garden lose their summer glory. Others, such as the lowly lacklustre loofah, prepare to shed their skin and reveal their true purpose and inner beauty. The first of these transformations took place at Colliwat Urban Farm today. Grown from seed spilled by a previous generation, this vine grew in precisely the right place: in the new corn/cucurbit bed next to the fence.
The cooling weather is slowly turning the skins on a few of the fruit brown so I thought I'd quickly show those of you who haven't done it how I process them for their next life in the kitchen or bathroom.
|1. Take one browned loofah from the vine|
2. Pull the round piece off the bottom
3. Shake the loofah to get the seeds out. Dry them and save for next time you need to plant loofah.