Real World Gardener Growing Plant Fibres in The Good Earth

October 31st, 2019



Luffa or loofah grows on a vine

Growing Plant Fibres

  • Did you know that there are lots of plants that may be used to produce plant fibre and many fibre plants are grown as field crops to make paper, cloth, and rope? 
  • But how easy is it to grow plant fibres? 
  • In this segment, you will find out that it's not only easy to grow these plants, but the fibre they produces is a sustainable source of products that you can use around the home.

Let’s find out what this is all about all about. 

I'm talking with Margaret Mossakowska from

These fibre plants are useful and easy to grow.

If you want a more sustainable bathroom sponge that you use, it can be grown in your garden.

Use the luffa for washing your dishes too.

After the luffa is finished with, throw it in the compost bin where it will break down; after all it's a plant fibre.

Growing luffa is dead easy, easy as long as you don’t confuse if for a cucumber or zucchini vine.

Don’t be like me, make sure you label the spot where you put those seeds in the veggie bed.


Cotton plant

Then there’s the cotton bush which has pretty hibiscus type flowers.

Easy to grow and easy to harvest the cotton.

You just need to remove the large black seeds before you using it.

If you have any questions for me or for Margaret, why not write in to or write in to 2rrr, PO Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675.

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