Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Papaya Grove Strikes Again!

I keep being amazed by my Papaya grove. Every once in a while another one sprouts! It's seriously been 7 months since I first planted the seeds. It took about 4 months for them to first spout. I took this picture of another newcomer yesterday:
Papaya Grove Newcomer

Isn't that amazing? These are some of the most fascinating plants I've ever grown from seed. I love growing things from seed, by the way. It's so rewarding, but when they die... :( it makes me SO sad. I'm worried about this little Papaya grove I have. It has white powdery mold and I can't get rid of it. I'll be taking home some spray to see if I can help that today. Let me know if you know of any other ways to get rid of the dreadful stuff.


  1. Hi Missy, I am surprised with the struggle you have with papaya. Perhaps your weather is unsuitable. Over here, I get fruits in a few months. They are especially healthy if I plant them next to a compost pile.

  2. Papaya? It is so exotic for me! Good luck with your sprouts! Interesting info about powdery mildew is here:
    They say it hates water!

  3. One, it gets too cold here for me to grow them outside. I'm growing them as a house plant. :)

    Tatyana, that's interesting. Thank you for the link. I'll have to give it a try. I get powdery mildew on my African Violets too.

  4. It is most rewarding to grow something from seed and yes, sad when they leave us, sigh...


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