Darrell just commented on my Grow Papaya in North Florida post:
“After discarding some papaya in my compost, I have about ten plants growing out of the pile that are about three to four feet tall. Didn’t know what they were until I saw someone else growing them on their property. I will definitely pot them and bring inside before any danger of frost.”
Yep. I had a ton of papaya show up in my compost here. Every time I spread compost around a garden bed, I get dozens or even hundreds of little papaya trees springing up.
Let us now officially add papaya to the list of plants that grow better when springing from a compost pile.
Papaya join an elite group which includes such compost-loving favorites as tomatoes, melons and pumpkin.
One of these days I’m going to just make a big compost pile, turn it, water it, then let whatever grows on it be that year’s garden.