repotted Meyer Lemon issues - is it the pot??
I'm having problems with my two oldest Meyer Lemons - they are both in big heavy terra cotta pots, and now I'm wondering if that could be part of their year-long unhappiness?
I'd re-potted them both last summer, moving each up a size of pot and putting them in what is marketed here (Seattle) by our local nursery as a fast-draining potting mix especially created for our wet weather. I added pumice and perlite to the mix, along with slow-release citrus fertilizer (Dynamite).
Neither one has done well at ALL, and since my other citrus are all living in 5:1:1, I thought that would be the solution.
Here are some pictures of Meyer II - repotted 3/24, and still desperately unhappy, dropping leaves, AND the soil is still damp.
I was surprised when I got him out of the pot, to see how little of the pot the rootball is taking, and now I'm wondering if the pots are too big for the roots - and if they are, should I re-pot again? They are both in very thick pots, but I drilled extra drainage holes, and thought 5:1:1 would do the trick. (Maybe the problem is that mid-transplant, I discovered that the bag of what I'd had on hand and thought was peat was actually a potting soil - so the mix is one part potting soil instead of peat!:() Help? I'm obviously doing something wrong and don't want to keep making mistakes!
Thanks in advance.
(I'm posting pix of Meyer II here, you can see Meyer I in the link below. I root pruned him and also foliage prune when replanting, and he's perky now, but YELLOW - yikes!!)
Here is a link that might be useful: Meyer I's problems