Hello everyone, I tried last year growing luffas, but as a beginner, I didn't know that they would need much more compost than what I gave them, and what space they would need.
So this year, I want to try again; however, I don't want to have a bed JUST for luffas. If they don't do well, I'd have an empty bed, and if they have company, they'll probably fare better too.
What plants would be good as companion for them ? I plan to have a 4 feet tall trellis (probably in a triangle shape, so that would be about 8 feet of surface; what other plants could I add there, to help them grow and protect them from aphids, and other insects who'd want to eat my luffas ? Would companions that goes well with cucumbers and squash in general be goods ?
I've found a list of companions online, but would they really go well with luffas ? Here's the list: Beans, (Pole), Onions, Catnip, Oregano, Corn, Peas, Marigolds, Radish, Marjoram, Sunflowers, Nasturtiums, Tarragon, Okra.
The luffa variety is luffa acutangula; I want to produce vegetables sponges.