It's papaya now. A papaya bought from Putrajaya Presint 8 Market had been peeled and consumed. The seeds then let to dry for a week and germinated in polybags. Some were placed in germinating tiny pots. Their cotyledon leaves were very pronounced last week (Growing papaya, a closer look (1)), even though some had pushed out tiny 4th and 5th leaves.
At this stage, third and fourth leaves had grown larger. with some showing the lobes. We placed seedlings into poly bags and wait for them to grow bigger and taller. And at this stage it would not be easy to distinguish the females from the males. Tiny fifth and sixth leaves are quite visible in most seedlings.
|papaya seedlings pic1|
|papaya seedlings pic2|
|papaya seedlings pic3|
|papaya seedlings in polybags and spinach seedlings in round pots pic4|
We plan to transplant the papaya seedlings into Seri Iskandar Home in Perak during long Christmas / New Year holidays, some 300 km north. Hopefully the tiny seedlings will get stronger to endure the long journey and settle in a new environment.
bangchik and kakdah