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worms on loofa leaves and cross pollination??

Posted by kittenzrcute2 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 20, 06 at 19:18

I grew loofas last year here in Florida with no problems....Today I was inspecting my garden and ran across some leaves that were being eaten by something....when I looked underneath the leaves I found little bitty worms....Does anyone know what kind of worms they might be? Also, one more question....I planted some zuchinni and a pumpkin plant in my garden....I was told in another forum that they would not cross pollinate with my loofas....I know the fruit will not be affected this year but was worried about the seeds I collect from my loofa....I always keep them for next year. So, does zuchinni and pumpkin cross with loofas? Thanks!

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RE: worms on loofa leaves and cross pollination??

Your luffa seeds will not be affected from the zucchini or pumpkin. I checked in my saving seeds book from susanne ashworth. It says that nothing will cross with loofahs except other luffas. Like cylindrical luffa will cross with angled luffa.

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