Loofah is a plant??!?? Excuse my ignorance! I had no idea you could grow loofah. I will have to look it up-never seen in seed catalogues that I get. Do you have to start from a plant? I think this is great-even for me to have some growing! I'm excited! The link to the BBC Gardening with Kids is fantastic! Thank you! It is geared to the age groups we need and includes activities. I think it would be great for the kids to learn more about composting (we compost basic fruit/veg peels etc) and learn about worms and such as well. The other thing we want to do (which is in the yard) but nothing to do with plants...is build a bathouse for the side of the house to keep down the mosquitos in the summer with the pond right beside the house. I can't wait for our drier warmer weather (it is like Seattle-rains quite a bit here!).