Greenhouse, Conservatory, Exotic Garden
Sow seeds March to May into pots or trays of moist soil-based potting compost mixed with some coarse horticultural sand and cover with a sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or warm place, and keep at a constant temperature of around 25C (77F) until after germination, which usually takes 21-30 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not wet.
When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into pots of soil-based potting compost mixed with coarse horticultural sand. When Carica papaya plants are well grown, pot on as required and grow in a bright, humid greenhouse or conservatory at a temperature of 22c (72F). In winter ensure a minimum temperature of 15-18C (59-64F) is maintained. During the summer months, papaya plants can be moved outdoors to a sheltered, sunny patio.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
Please see our Delivery page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.
For your complete peace of mind, our Home and Garden products may be returned to us within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. Items must be returned unused, at your cost and in mint condition. All items carry a manufacturer's 12 month defects warranty.