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Grandfatherbear wants so bad to grow a chayote.
We've had them start and then they die after putting out 3-4 ft of vine.
His uncle grew one back in the 50s in a garbage can full of sawdust.
I think they need sweet soil, not our acid Florida sugar sand. We have tried containers before, probably not big enough. I bought a clay pot almost the size of a gardbage can and brought home some feline pine 100% pinewood pressed product to substitute for the sawdust. Will get some lime and bone meal too.
Has anyone succesully raised Chayote? Can you please mentor us?
 

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It's been probably 30 years ago that my folks raised them in our garden. At that time I lived in CA between Bakersfield and Fresno. I think that soil was so rich that just about anything would grow there. I'm just guessing but maybe well composted and then add wood ashes. Like I said I'm just guessing but we had horses for compost and my dad used to dump the wood ashes on our garden. Lots and lots of them. Our garden thrived. I remember having chayote coming out our ears.
 
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