So back in the middle of August, I received some delightful backyard oranges. I don't know the variety, all that they were thin skinned, both sweet and tart, and only 2-3" big.
Now I know very well rarely anything grows true from seed, so spare me the mini lecture. I just thought it would be fun to grow a few from seed. Oh how little did I think at the time. Now I've got 9 seedlings or trees (?) each about a foot big and with many leaves.
A few weeks ago they did look yellow so I just gave them more sun and water. They spent the last six or seven months under a plastic milk container that had their bottoms cut out with the top open for air. They've been without their covers for nearly two weeks now and everything's fine.
I did a transplant of all of them into bigger pots since then. Not too big though and watered them after I sprinkled used coffee grounds onto the surface of their pots. I used a potting material that's very light and fluffy and drains quickly and holds onto moisture but not wetness.
Now I've got a question. How do I post these mini trees so they don't break with a strong wind and when to their trunks thicken up a little? The bottom of the plants have this slight woody look on the outside of them, similar to my three year old pepper plants.
Also for yellowing, the coffee grounds seemed to help but I can't tell. Could be the new soil which has those fertilizer beads in it. It's either nitrogen or lack of acid in the soil. Any idea what it could be? I'm under the impression their growth is severely stunted having grown mostly in the shade or am I on track here?