Exotic FRUIT

Instead of cherries and strawberries, you can treat yourself to manga in winter, papaya and passion fruit. The seeds found in these fruits can produce attractive plants.

To establish the cultivation of new plants, you need a window sill with enough space for small pots and readiness for gardening experiments.

Trials can be carried out with all fruits, ever on our table: oranges, lemons, lychee, kiwi, cool me, guaias and many others. Not all seeds will grow into plants, and some of them will put our patience to the test, because they need a long time to sprout. However, the joy of a self-grown orange or ficus is much greater than that of a store-bought plant. In some cases, you can even count on your own exotic fruit.

The growing conditions for most plants are the same. They are sown in pots or in flat dishes, equipped with drainage made of crushed clay shells and sand. Frame soil is poured onto this layer, in which the seeds are buried. The pots are covered with transparent foil to maintain high air humidity and placed in a bright one, warm place. It is ideal to maintain a tropical temperature – 25° C or more. Later, all we have to do is wait for the first green shoots.

AVOCADO with its large grain is even asking for cultivation. After removing the dark crust, the pit is placed in a sandy frame substrate with the tip up. It can also be embedded in a glass of water with wooden toothpicks (see photo on the left). After a few weeks it bursts and sprouts a shoot at the top, and at the bottom the roots. The plant should then be transplanted into plump and nutrient-rich soil. It grows more abundantly and does not create just one, naked trunk, if buds break off from the tops of the shoots from time to time.

The passion fruit has many seeds inside, which should be cleared of flesh before sowing. The soil prepared for sowing should be permeable, as sterile as possible and hardly fertilized. It should be constantly evenly moisturized, but not wet, and its temperature should be 24-26 ° C. The transparent cover allows you to maintain the appropriate air humidity and the amount of light needed for life. It is left on the sowing container, until the seedlings rise to a height 5-10 cm, which are then individually transplanted into small pots. Uniform soil moisture is just as important at this stage of cultivation as at the beginning. In addition, the plants often need to be sprinkled with water and get used to the intense sunlight.

Pineapple is easy to reproduce. It is enough to cut off its "cap" along with the hair of the leaves and, after removing the flesh, plant it in the permeable frame soil. At a temperature of 25-30 ° C, it will quickly take root.

MANGO has one large grain surrounded by a hard one, fibrous shell, which should be removed, because it contains substances that inhibit growth. The grain is put into the frame soil, by covering it to maintain constant humidity. With a substrate temperature of 25-28 ° C, the plant will sprout quickly. Instead of the frame land, you can use evenly moistened cotton wool.

Papaya has small seeds. First you need to clean them from the flesh, and then put it into the frame soil. At a substrate temperature of 25-30 ° C, they germinate in just a few weeks. When the plants are between 5 do 10 cm, they are transplanted into soft, humus-rich soil, where they grow quickly and bloom after two or three years.

GINGER, whose rhizomes are used as a spice, as a plant it is almost unknown to us. Rhizomes can be stimulated to grow, by putting them into the soil containing compost and keeping its temperature in the range of 25-30 ° C. The first green shoots show up after a few weeks. The plant resembles a reed: on a meter-high stalk there are leaves of a length 10-20 cm. Yellow-orange flowers have their own stems covered with scaly leaves. For vigorous growth, ginger needs a weekly supply of organic fertilizer during the growing season, as well as high air humidity and temperatures reaching 25-35 ° C.