We (My wife, that is) have been growing citrus in pots for about 15 years
now, and they are moody. My wife usually gets something for citrus plants
and adds it. If we keep them inside all the time, they seldom do anything.
After taking them out on the deck in the spring, they start setting buds and
bloom and make fruit.
You might be located somewhere that you dont have to move it in and out.
That being the case, I would try to find a place to plant it in the ground
rather than a pot.
Hope this helps. Dwayne
Hmmm....this is the problem. I am in Australia, weather is good, etc. But
the Lime is in a pot because it is a small patio created from the end of a
driveway which I closed off with a fence; therefore no soil - pots only. The
poor lime has to stay where it is, I am only trying to feed it but any pack
of fertilizer only advises about trees in ground.
Thanks for your help,
There is some good information on container growing at this site:
My package of citrus/avocado fertilizer suggests 1/4 C four times a
year. I sprinkle it around the soil and then mix it in using a little
hand cultivator then I water well. The trees seem to be doing ok. Only
a couple lemons so far - no limes yet on that tree but it's still pretty
il Mon, 27 Dec 2004 17:18:48 GMT, "andr0meda" ha scritto:
Well I'm in NZ and I have a lime in a pot. It has survived two frosty
winters and a lousy summer so far. I use slow release fertilizers,
like ozmacote and nitrophos or whatever takes my fancy. And liquid
ones too. Nothing specifically for citrus but I suspect it needs some
trace elements now. Since the leaves are not uniformly dark green.
Magnesium I think it is but I have some epsom salts for that. I may
even get a citrus feed. The liquid feeds are good as back up to
whatever you mix in the soil.
The pot it's in is 42cm across at the top, and at least that deep.
It gets lots of small limes, but these will drop off after cold
weather, but usually enough is left. The first year I had it, it had
millions, and dropped millions.
Anything is probably better than nothing.
Loki [ Brevity is the soul of wit. W.Shakespeare ]
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