So do you want to grow papaya plants at your backyard? Then you are probably at the wrong place because I have no prior experience to grow papaya plant. But from this year I will try to grow a few papaya plants. I hope within a few months it will produce fruits. There are a few factors I should consider to grow papaya plants at the backyard. These are location selection and plant caring and regular harvesting to promote further fruiting.
I bought two plants (12-15 days old) from a local nursery. Now I had to choose an ideal location for those plants. So I considered a few things to replants those tiny plants.
- An area which would not waterlogged during rain
- Enough sunlight will reach that area (atleast 4 hours direct sunlight during summer and 2 hours direct sunlight during winter)
- Protection from the storm or heavy wind blowing
- Grow atleat two or three plants because papaya plant can be bisexual or male or female.
- Sufficient space will be needed to grow
- Protection from wild or street animals
So I choose the back side of our house which is at the South direction. Sunlight reaches that area for sufficient duration throughout the year. There is a two-storey building 15 feet away from that spot. So storm will not effect severely on that plant in future.
I dug 6 inches by 6 inches hole and filled that hole with compost and planted those papaya plants. After that, I am giving mustard cake liquid fertilizer after every 2 or 3 weeks.
I planted those tiny plants 3 months ago. Now one is 2 feet tall and another one is 1.5 feet tall.
I hope it will start flowering within the next three months and then it will produce fruits. Let’s see what will happen in the coming days. Next time, I will definitely share about its future growth when it will become 5-6 feet tall or start flowering whatever will happen earlier, haha.