Plot #6: Is That A Loofah In My Garden?

plot 6, community gardenIt isn’t that I didn’t believe the articles I read about loofah vines’ ferocious growth, it’s that I underestimated what that really meant. I’m afraid that our loofah vine is creeping into our neighbor’s plot, and could overtake the entire community garden. I think, now that summer is in full swing (finally!), I might have to go to the garden daily to reign those crazy vines in and retrain them back into our plot. plot 6, community gardenBut it’s totally worth it if we can actually bring the five giant loofah home. Yes, five!! I’m hoping they all make it–safely from bugs and nibbling rodents–to the stage when we can harvest them and dry them out as sponges. I’ve been using this resource as guidance. I’ve never been so excited about a gardening experiment. If all goes well, do you think it would be weird if I gave sponges to everyone for Christmas? (I guess I shouldn’t be getting ahead of myself here.) plot 6, community gardenIn addition to the five gallon bucket-full of tomatoes we harvested last week, I picked a few limas. I think there are probably more to be picked, but it’s hard to find them amongst the overgrown tomatoes and the loofah vines. I guess garden planning is not my strong suit. plot 6, community gardenMy tomato harvesting was cut a bit short the other day by this cat-sized grasshopper (small exaggeration). He was protecting a large patch of ripe tomatoes, which I left untouched because I kept picturing him leaping into my face. Thankfully the grasshopper found a new home when we went back to harvest more tomatoes yesterday. (Oh and yesterday I touched a slug…gardening is gross!!) plot 6, community garden

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6 thoughts on “Plot #6: Is That A Loofah In My Garden?

  1. naoto says:

    Is it me or that grasshopper look kinda angry? Great blog!

  2. Mom says:

    Your garden is doing great!! Think ours is done for this year. Haven’t seen any grasshoppers but tomatoes all ate on. Good luck with those loofahs.

  3. Wow! This sure is flourishing!

  4. ohkatiejoy says:

    Which is exactly why as much as I WANT to be a gardener, I simply won’t ever be one.

  5. ohkatiejoy says:

    Which is exactly why as much as I WANT to be a gardener, my flower beds are covered in weeds and vegetables are a pipe dream.

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