Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hello gardener's
by trolleydriver Today at 7:51 am

» The Best Steps for Storing Tomatillos
by trolleydriver Today at 7:48 am

» 2017 corn pictures
by trolleydriver Today at 7:40 am

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 7:39 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by bigdogrock Today at 6:45 am

» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by bigdogrock Today at 6:43 am

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:17 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:13 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by hammock gal Yesterday at 7:43 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 6:20 pm

» Plumeria ?
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:07 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by llama momma Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» New England August 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:45 pm

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:38 pm

» Baba Ghanoush
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:04 pm

» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:05 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:30 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:09 am

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/19/2017, 8:58 pm

» Oregon City Newbie
by trolleydriver 8/19/2017, 1:04 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by sanderson 8/19/2017, 12:53 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma 8/18/2017, 1:40 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver 8/18/2017, 12:10 pm

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal 8/18/2017, 7:48 am

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/17/2017, 11:05 pm

» Amaranth
by Scorpio Rising 8/17/2017, 9:53 pm

» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by RoOsTeR 8/17/2017, 3:14 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 8/17/2017, 2:40 pm

» Heat wave and shade screen
by sanderson 8/17/2017, 1:17 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson 8/17/2017, 1:04 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

UPDATE: She's doing well!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

UPDATE: She's doing well!

Post  dstack on 3/14/2014, 9:32 pm

She's looking good!

After a good root rinse, she was moved to a pot with a much healthier pH balance, but she's been in a static state of shock for at least a month until today. Her terminal bud is finally growing again! She even has a healthy side bud.  




Fortunately muriatic acid does not accumulate in the food chain and the only thing toxic about it is the extremely low pH level.

Meanwhile, her three sisters are producing fruit and the first papaya should be ready to pick any day now.
avatar
dstack

Male Posts : 534
Join date : 2013-08-20
Age : 48
Location : South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale), Zone 10A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: UPDATE: She's doing well!

Post  sanderson on 3/14/2014, 11:52 pm

cheers cheers 
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14403
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: UPDATE: She's doing well!

Post  Marc Iverson on 3/15/2014, 1:50 am

Not much in the way of leaves yet but the stalk/trunk looks nice and thick. Hope you get some great papayas. I don't recall if you've said that you've grown papayas before, but if eaten almost immediately, they're my favorite fruit ... so aromatic they can almost snap at your nose too much, like an overdone perfume ... but an incredibly good one, not abrasive ... and that perfume disappears within less than half an hour, usually, even when refrigerated immediately on picking. I like them as full-flavored as possible, but just a little cool, so I throw them in the freezer or fridge practically at a running pace and then start praying that most of the perfume will still be there in 10 or 15 minutes or so ...

The Mexican papayas I had weren't nearly as good as the ones we grew in Hawaii and Guam, though. Much bigger, and kinda smelly in a bad way. Some people really take offense to the smell of Mexican papayas. Different beast entirely from the tropical ones.

Good luck! Wish I could grow them here ...
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: UPDATE: She's doing well!

Post  camprn on 3/15/2014, 5:49 am

That is wonderful!!!  clap 

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: UPDATE: She's doing well!

Post  dstack on 3/15/2014, 9:28 am

@Marc Iverson wrote:Not much in the way of leaves yet but the stalk/trunk looks nice and thick.  Hope you get some great papayas.  
   
Yes, but those small leaves are the only ones that survived, and they were smaller without any sign of growth since Jan. 29th. That is until yesterday. Just seeing that the leaves are finally growing is a great sign!  Laughing 

I was concerned a week or two ago when it looked like the leaves were fading in color.
avatar
dstack

Male Posts : 534
Join date : 2013-08-20
Age : 48
Location : South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale), Zone 10A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: UPDATE: She's doing well!

Post  Goosegirl on 3/15/2014, 11:06 am

hb 
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3412
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: UPDATE: She's doing well!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum