Flower Gourd Luffa Sponge 12 Seeds - Great Fun & Unusual

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller premier_seeds_direct (536,583) 99.9%, Location: Wilton, Ships to: Europe, CA, Item: 280901137660 Powered by Frooition About us Ordering and Postal Discounts Frequently Asked Questions Packaging and Labelling Standardss Quality and Controls Organic Certified We are fully "Soil Association" inspected and licensed - Reg No. AP22387 See organic items Category DEFRA (APHA) registered We are fully "DEFRA (APHA)" inspected and licensed - Reg No. 07274 Shop Categories GOURD - LUFFA SPONGE - 12 SEEDS - GREAT FUN & UNUSUAL Item Description The original luffa sponge variety producing large fruits on vigorous climbing vines which can be dried for your own home grown sponges. Although slow to start, when established and with warm weather these are vigorous plants and can reach 20ft. Sturdy support is vital as the fruits are heavy and must be kept clear of the ground to prevent rotting. · Soak seeds overnight before planting. · Sow in warmth (65 degrees +) ½”- ¾” deep from 4 weeks prior to the last frost under cover. (18-22 days to germinate) · Remove weaker seedlings, as they do not transplant well. · When 3-4 inches high gradually acclimatise outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. · Site the plants in a warm sheltered position with good drainage, these will need full sun and warmth to thrive and sturdy support. (110 days from germination) · Plant out at least 24”apart and avoid feeding or the crop will be reduced. They will start slow and when established and with warmer weather will quickly accelerate. · Keep moist throughout the summer and stop watering in autumn as fruits mature. · In autumn, mature gourds will begin to turn brown and dry turning yellow/brown, feel light with the outside skin loose. · Harvest remaining fruit before the first frost and mature in a warm well-ventilated position. · When fully dry the blossom end cap can be broken off, and a vascular · bundle can be pulled up the side of the gourd like a zipper. The sponge will pop out and be very wet and white. · Quickly rinse the sponge in water to prevent the plant juices from oxidizing on the sponge and remove the seeds at this time. The sponges can be rinsed in a 10% bleach solution to whiten them. Ordering / Combining Invoices Ensure you are logged into eBay through www.ebay.co.uk as this will make sure the shopping cart facility is available (Essential for non UK based customers). Simply add all items into your shopping and when complete this will allow you to check out on a single invoice with a single shipping charge and all available discounts applied. Note this facility does not always work if using Tablet or phone Apps. See more detail for shipping. Licensing We are fully Registered, licensed and inspected by both the Soil association for Organic certified seeds and APHA who are the DEFRA's licensing body for seed packaging / marketing. All of our seeds far exceed the quality standards as laid out in the The Seed (Registration, Licensing and Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2002 (as Amended) where applicable. DEFRA licence no. 07274 Soil association Licence no. AP22387 Product Notes The majority of our seed are now supplied in quality clearly labelled foils to ensure the freshness of seeds. A small number will be in sealed Ziplock pouches dues to seed size. Note cultivation advice is not attached on packets supplied as this allows us to keep packaging to a minimum and supply such high counts of quality seed at a fraction of high street prices. Full cultivation is provided above which can be copied or printed for those that require them. Germination notes IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY - Please note seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, and type of soil, watering, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. Although we do everything possible to get seeds to you in the best possible condition and will provide as much help as possible, these factors are totally outside of our control and once you receive the seeds its over to you. Consequently, we can take no responsibility for the suitability to your local conditions of any variety offered, the indicative cultivation advice provided or ultimately the varieties performance. As such you should seek local advice to carefully ensure your local conditions and the time of season are appropriate to the variety purchased. More Items!View more great items Quality of seeds Dedicated growers with over 25 years of experience Competitively priced DEFRA (APHA) registered About us Packaging and Labelling Standardss Quality and Controls Sign up for our email newsletters Powered by Frooition Frooition www.frooition.com | No-js Template | eBay design, eBay store design, eBay shop design, eBay template design, eBay listing design (ver:froo_no_js) This listing is currently undergoing maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Condition: New

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