How to grow papaya on terrace garden
Uncategorized Oct 25, 2020
We all know due to urbanization; in cities we don’t have space to grow vegetables and fruits so terrace area is the best option to grow fruits and vegetables. Many people in cities are fond of eating fruits but in urban areas we won’t get nutritious fruits. In the market we get fruits with lot of chemical residues, these residues are carcinogenic and cause so many diseases and disorders. In order to get fresh and healthy fruits start growing fruits in a container on your terrace.
So many people with positive hope starts a vegetable and fruit garden on their own but many fails in continuing it this is mainly because they don’t have basic idea about gardening and lack of technical knowledge. So MY DREAM GARDEN PVT LTD, https://www.mydreamgarden.in/ is educating and training people to grow their own veggies and fruits and it is also set ups terrace, balcony garden at our house.
TIPS TO GROW PAPAYA IN A CONTAINER AT YOUR TERRACE.
Papaya is mainly consumed as a fruit, and also used for making soft drinks, juices, pickles, jams, and curries.
Papaya contains an enzyme called papain that helps in the digestion of proteins
1. Planting material – Choose the dwarf variety papaya saplings, It is easy to plant with seeds, but better to go with saplings from nearby nursery.
Dwarf papaya means a tree that will grow less than 6 feet in height.
2. Container – Selecting a suitable container plays a vital role in terrace gardening, If you want to grow a plant in a pot or container, first choose at least 20 inches wide and 35 inches deep containers, make sure container must have proper drainage holes.
3. Soil and wind –It is necessary to have good soil. Papaya requires light, well-drained soil. Shelter from wind is most helpful but not important. If you have a hot sunlight spot with protection from the high winds that would be great for your plant.
4. Location – Dwarf papaya requires a lot of sunlight, so keep it in places where strong sunlight is present. So, place the container in an open terrace area where you get more than 6 hours of sunlight. Place the container in the appropriate place. After the container plantation becomes heavier, it is inconvenient to shift. Planting on the south side of a house with complete sunlight and shelter from the wind can help them to grow well.
5. Watering- Watering is an important role in growing papaya. Plants must be watered based on moisture content in soil to prevent roots from rotting, but their large leaves also require sufficient water to support them. In winter, the plant prefers to be drier. A plant that has been damaged by frost is unusually sensitive to root rot. In summer they can manage all the water you can give them provided that soil drains properly. Water the plant well, give it water every 3 to 4 days to avoid excess moisture and soggy.
6. Nutrients – papaya needs regular uses of nitrogen fertilizers, apply the nutrients at 15-20 days intervals according to plant response. It requires more of potash rich nutrients also for better yield So, apply the nutrients based of plant requirement.
HOW TO HARVEST THE PAPAYA FRUITS
Papaya fruit harvesting starts 10–12 months after planting. The fruit is sensitive to sunburn and it should thoroughly separate from the tree with the help of plastic gloves, pick it up lightly with a twist or you can use a knife, leaving a 0.5 cm stalk in the plant itself. Moreover, harvesting must be performed according to the following steps-
- 0% Ripe that is quite green but well developed.
- 10–15% Ripe that is two yellow stripes with a 10–15% yellow covering surrounded by a green bright green colour.
- 25% Ripe that is 25% of the outside of the shell is surrounded by yellowish-green colour.
Raw papaya fruit hold a type of “Papine”, which enhances digestion and refreshes the liver. Ripe fruits are rich in vitamins A, B, C and calcium, iron plus other nutrients too. Raw fruits contain loads of healthy components. It works on treating worm infections, ulcers, kidneys and cancer problems.