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Maybe more "off topic" but they can be eaten.

The idea of growing a sponge in my garden sounded interesting. Here is the local news link, thought some might enjoy.

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Bud - my wife started a few plants 3 years ago and they are prolific
with room to sprawl and lots of sunshine. the juvenile fruits can be
eaten like a zucchini squash cooked or raw in salads.
with deep green foliage and large yellow flowers, it brightens up a chain-link fence.
one mature fruit can provide hundreds of seeds to give away to everyone.
the dried fruit in the skin (with seeds) makes an excellent novelty gift.
good post !!

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So how did you end up with the sponge? I have one of the sponge type back scrubbers on a handle, but would prefer something simple I could throw away after a few uses. Being a biodegradable and grow my own sponge sounded perfect.

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Interesting Bud. Thanks for posting this.
 

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I want some. I’m going to look for seeds, even if I have to order them. We’d have a long growing season here. My tomatoes in pots take an extraordinary amount of water so I’m used to that.

I love this idea.
 
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