http://www.durgan.org/25%20May%202006%20Loofah/HTML/ Loofah plants were put outdoors today 25 May 2006. These three plants were started in February in the basemant, and put in my small greenhouse in late March. The seeds seemed to take forever to germinate and I had several failures. The vine was wrapped around itself, since it was getting out of hand in the greenhouse. The trellis network is in full sun and about eight feet high about eight feet wide by sixteen feet long. Last year I started late and did not have full sun, so I expect full success this year. The soil is compost, clay and wood chips, which is well drained. Durgan.