Growing Luffa, also Loofah, plant sponge

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24 May 10 Heather (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Can anyone tell me the best time to plant Loofah seeds? I keep getting them started, forever buying seeds, they come up, healthy seedlings, I plant them out, then they die. We are 90 mins North West of Brisbane on the rim of Daguilar range.
26 Sep 10 Hellen (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have tried a few times to get my seedlings to not die on me until I tried growing them in Jiffy 8cm peat pots which I transplanted into a well composted place in my garden.pot and all. Tried it this way because i read somewhere that loophas hate having their roots disturbed. Sccess at last.
15 Aug 10 (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Try planting the seeds direct.
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