Read about my attempt to grow the Luffa gourd in my 2010 garden...here
Here is what I harvested from my plants in the fall of 2010.
These are some of the nicer looking gourds
And the not so nice ones with some dry moldy discoloration
Now that the heat is picking up, I am off to clean these up with a dilute solution of bleach and water and set them out to dry in the sun.