Papayas and their “protective gear”

The Papayas are now speeding up their growth as warm weather approaches.  I usually use  Knee-length hoisery to protect them against fruit-flies but Walmart has run out them for awhile now, so I’ve had to make my own out of frost blankets.

Protected Papayas

Protected Papayas

BUT yesterday, I discovered … oops! wrong size

Undersized "protective gear"

Undersized “protective gear” which had to be cut a little, to remove

Lesson learned:  Treat Papayas like growing kids ~ safer to sew their “wear” 2 sizes bigger, when slipping them on after confirmed pollination, just in case.

Early pre-Spring harvest

Early pre-Spring harvest

The next time I see knee length hoisery on sale, I’m going to buy them by the dozens!!  Nothing like the good old knit to fit.

Papaya in stockings, knit to fit.

Papaya in stockings, knit to fit, any shape, any size.

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