the site for papaya are marked
with stakes equal distance apart.,
four of them, running in parallel with roselle.
little papaya seedlings,
the strongest will claim the spot.
meant for papaya with tiny seedlings
the extra seedlings in two polybag,
scooped out from where the rest are growing.
There is only nursery nearby, 10km away specializing in clay pots and ornamental plants, definitely no fruiting plant seedlings and vegetables. The other day when I go to Terengganu, I have been stopping at roadside nurseries looking for papaya seedlings. I was quite disappointed for not a single nursery kept papaya seedlings. So I decided to buy one ripe papaya to get seeds. Kakdah peeled the papaya and served as desert. The seeds were scooped out and practically thrown onto four designated spots. After a week or so, they sprouted and I quickly scooped a few into two polybags as back-ups.
The strongest will be allowed to continue in each of the four spots. For now they are still tiny. Growing in a cramped place like that somehow help them to grow taller, and will not collapse easily under heavy rain or swept by gusty wind. It is good for a change, not having to grow them in tiny pots and go through the meticulous transplanting.
I think they are going to survive and grow strong.
bangchik and kakdah
Taman Kota HarmoniTanah Merah, Kelantan. MALAYSIA