There is no doubt that Bettie was right: luffa plants are easy to grow – even in the cooler climes of Kent. See today’s happy and unexpected proof …
Two small curls of fresh green leaves, one not yet fully unfurled from the poor soil that has nourished it.
My careless chucking of seeds in a random pot has worked – probably aided more by this week’s hit of a heatwave than anything I have (not) done.
No Spanish plume is promised (despite speculation), so there is no guarantee that these little luffas will continue to grow to be like this …
But so far, so surprisingly good. You never know what might happen next.
More on the luffa plant.