By Janice Cox
In her previous books, Natural Beauty for All Seasons and Natural Beauty from the Garden, author Janice Cox touches on growing, harvesting, and using luffa sponge gourds. This book contains everything you need to know to grow and use these unique vegetables.
This book grew out of a workshop Cox regularly presents around the country. You will discover the many reasons this unusual plant is a must for your garden. The luffa gourd can be eaten, its fibers used for personal and household use, as well as building material, clothing, tools, and as a natural filter.
Luffas are so much more than just a bath scrubber. Open this book to discover the history of the plant and growing tips including how to hand pollinate luffas, how to create body-care products, how to prepare the fiber for sewing and crating along with a few craft ideas, and even ways you can add luffa to your dinner menu.