Meyer Mike, advise please!
Mike, It is a nightmare here. A strong thunderstorm just past my area this morning. I woke up and saw my meyer and kumqurts, along with some Jasmines were all laying on the ground with broken pot and branches fallen from 3-4 feet above ( they were high up on the scaffold to catch most of the sunlight). I hurried put some soil back to the roots before I came to work. They defintely need to be repoted tonight.
I am newbie to 511/gritty mixes. But from limited experiences I had , I think the mixes, if not better, at least equal to the soil. Which mix would you recommend, 511 mix or gritty mix?
I am thinking of pot then into much larger size glazed clay pot I have on hand to give them more "leg" room. My concern is that I lost more citrus trees in summer time than winter time due to the over heated pot ( the root zone is steaming hot) and over sized pot that keep the root wet all the time which promotes root rot. If I use 511 or gritty mix with larger pot, I add a wicker as standby solution just in case I overwater them. With all these in place, will I solve the root rot problem? Thanks for your input.