Grow your own Loofa Loofah Loufah Sponge!
(However you would like to say it..!)
This well known item, often mistakenly thought to be a sea sponge, is a relative of the cucumber, and as an annual grows rapidly climbing over anything in its way, so requires a trellis or something similar to grow up against.
The fruits are edible when young, but most certainly un-edible when mature!
Fruits are dried and skinned to leave fantastic home grown Lufas!
A great novelty item great for children to grow, due to its quick growth rate and a prize at the end of its growing season!!