Meyer Lemon Trees - yellow leaves, falling off
We live in zone 7a and have two Meyer lemon trees. We transplanted them into 12" pots when we first got them. We got them last spring and they did well outside over the summer.
We've kept them in our closed-in solarium for the winter where they get a lot of sunlight. After being inside for a while, the leaves began to turn yellow and fall off.
We think maybe we are not getting the watering right.
We are planning transplant the trees into a bigger planter (from 12" to 16" planter). Here are some questions:
1. Okay to transplant while distressed like this?
2. Should we line the bottom of new planter with rocks (we got red lava rocks to keep the weight down)?
3. Vermiculite or perlite?
4. Should we add sand?
5. More fertilizer? Trace minerals? Both?
6. Just realized this - we water with softened water. Could we have salt issues?
Thanks for any recommendations on what to do first here. We are VERY new at citrus.
This post was edited by spicegirl_0101 on Sun, Jan 27, 13 at 10:34