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Growing Papaya in a Container Terrace Garden

Hi friends, Today i am going to show you my special plant in my garden. Its a fully grown Papaya grown on pot on the terrace What you see here is grown papaya tree in a medium sized pot, as you can see the plant has 4 papayas and this is a healthy looking tree The container is quiet wide and the soil is regularly mixed with organic compost.

Papaya is a tropical fruit tree. To grow papaya you need to have frost free climate and lots of sunlight, lots of water and very good soil Papaya plants are of three types one which gives only male flower and no fruit the second type is female flowers with fruit after pollination.

Third one is bisexual with both female and male flowers which is self sufficient to bear fruit. Now lets see how to grow such wonderful papaya in your terrace. Lets take a fully ripe papaya to get the seeds lets cut it half and take off all the seeds.

Take a pot container and fill the base with stone and sand so that water flows out of it easily what i have here is a mixture of soil and organic compost let’s sow the seeds in the pot regularly water it for three weeks and leave it aside after two three weeks you will get.

The papaya plants like this leave it aside for two more weeks to find out the healthy ones and remove the others keep four or five plants you will never know whether the plant is male or female till it starts to flower.

Here i have one female papaya plant and one male papaya plant as you can see its not possible to differenciate male or female with the leaves but when it starts flowering you can even find out in the bud. only one bud if you see at a stretch that is female.

And in the male you get two three buds at a strech when it started flowering my female papaya plant i had pollinated four of it with male flower and removed the rest.

How to grow garlic in containers tutorial with Thompson Morgan

Growing garlic is so easy and it’s well suited to growing in containers so you can grow it in even the smallest of spaces. Garlic can be planted from November to April. There are lots of different varietes for spring or autumn planting or you could even try elephant garlic to produce giant cloves for roasting. Today I’m planting a variety called ‘Wight Cristo’ A shallow 20cm diameter pot or a bag will be sufficient to grow about 10 bulbs of garlic.

It’s a good idea at this stage to add some granular onion fertiliser to feed your garlic for the best size bulbs. Fill your container with good quality multipurpose compost and mix in about 5 grams of granular fertiliser for every 2 and a half litres of compost used. Split off individual cloves of garlic and push them into the compost, making sure the pointed end is facing upright. Plant each clove about an inch deep and space them.

10cm apart. Don’t plant them too close to the container edge to allow space for the bulbs to swell. Finally, water them to settle the soil and place the pot in a sunny, sheltered position outdoors. As it grows you may notice that the garlic cloves push themselves to the soil surface. Don’t worry about this, it’s perfectly normal. Throughout the growing season all you need to remember is to water your garlic occasionally when the compost begins to dry out. It won’t require much attention at all.

Garlic can be harvested when the foliage begins to yellow and die back. Autumnplanted garlic can be harvested in June or July while springplanted garlic will be ready slightly later. Once lifted, the bulbs should be brushed clean of compost and dried thoroughly in the sun before storing. They will easily store for 3 months or more after harvesting. as long as they’re kept in a cool, frostfree dry place.

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