Chayote Seedlings are ready for the Month of November
For about 3 weeks I studied how to properly plant and care for Chayote. 2 months ago I made a mistake in planting Chayote until it rotted. But now, I’ll make sure it’s right.
Notice when I plant Chayote, it is tilted slightly; so that its stalk is not covered and rot and so that its roots can easily crawl. If you notice, I also wrapped it in transparent plastic. The reason is to keep it moist inside and not dry the soil immediately. This will also prevent other insects and weed seeds from entering.
This Chayote is only three days old and is quickly showing good results. 20 more days and I can maybe move it out to a wider and bigger plantation. I now frequently update on HIVE about my new crops.
The New Arbor
This is the newly beautified and fortified arbor for the three Chayote. It’s not done yet because I still need to lay a long line on the surface using cable wire. Power cable is stronger than natural wire and stronger than plastic rope, that even sunny is not immediately fragile or perishable.
This arbor is 2 meters high and 2.8 meters long and my two children helped me do this. I tie it and they hold it so it doesn't move. If you notice in the picture, there are three pumpkin trees below. That's what you'll be waiting for in the next blog because it's starting to creep and bloom.
Chayote is quite sensitive, the soil needed here is porous or without rocks. For it to grow properly, its bottom must have dry herbs or chopped leaves mixed with soil. Do not drown it too much in water and the root will be easily damaged. Also, do not let it dry with water, it should be quite wet.
Make sure the soil is at 60-meter depth clean and there are no rocks for the root to flow. Chayote grows faster in relatively cold or humid climates. I will add more dry grass at the bottom and sand so that I can put plastic on the top for protection.