Hiding in the shade of the Loofah gourd vine!
I’ve read that these are edible as well but have never tried to eat one myself. I harvested about three sponges from this plant, which seemed like a bit of a raw deal considering how long they take to grow and how much space in the garden they tend to take! (At least vertically speaking.)
It’s funny how long these things look in comparison to once they’ve been dried and peeled! Mine were so small compared to the loofahs you can find in a bath store.
I couldn’t get these to grow here in Denmark: not enough heat and it’s difficult to get things pollinated properly indoors. They’re a very multi-functional plant if you can get them to grow in your biome, though!