February is the month when many gardeners start to have visions of a flourishing greenhouse, plots of land or composted areas full of healthy plants. For 2020, why not consider growing something to care for your skin? Consider growing loofah.
The loofah sponge is not really a sponge but a plant that grows easily in Wisconsin. You can obtain seeds online or from loofah that you purchase. The seeds of the loofah plant are slow to germinate so you will want to start to think about planting them indoors first and them transplanting the seedlings outdoors. Although the plants like a trellis, they can be grown in a compost pile along with zucchini, gourds and pumpkins. Growth takes about 75 days. Brown loofah? Perfect timing to harvest them Dry them in a cool, dry area and then soak them in water until the outer skin disappears. Use these great little sponges to exfoliate your skin. There is satisfaction in knowing where your products come from and growing them yourself. Loofah sponges require very little maintenance once you get them growing. Best of all? Save your seeds for next year. HAPPY PLANNING!