How to help my lemon tree? over/under watered??
I have just returned from a 10 day vacation to find that my previously healthy lemon tree is doing very poorly; the leaves are all pale and droopy, and the few fruit growths are tiny, as if they were dwarfed lemons. it has grown some flowers but even they fall off without blossoming.
This year it has rained VERY heavily, more than usual, and my guess is the tree has suffered from the excess (it is potted). The weather over the past few days has become very warm, almost summer like. The soil is fairly humid but not soaking.
How would I go about drying out the soil? Should I fertilize the tree (which would require watering it)? If so, should I make the earth more or less acidic?
I live in Morocco so we don't have any of the specialized products available in the US : I DO have some special citrus fertilizer, but to alter the soil PH I would need to use vinegar or equivalent. Home stuff.
Any ideas on how to save it? It's an otherwise lovely tree....