Please help....no blooms on my container citrus

organic_flutterby(5 MO)August 20, 2013

I have a meyer lemon tree and a key lime tree. Please read about them and see their pictures in this other post below.

I will be repotting them in the gritty mix later this week, actually going into a little bit bigger pot too.

But there are no blooms at all on the lemon and very few on the key lime. I use 1 tsp foliage pro in a gallon of water with 1 tbsp vinegar added to it. I water when they need it (I think). We have had quite a few overcast days, but mostly they are in the sun. What can I do to get blooms?

That brings me to another question for when I bring them inside. What do you think about 45w 5500k bulbs? I need advice on this too, please.

Thank you.

Here is a link that might be useful: my container citrus

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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

Most likely you wont get blooms until late winter or early spring. both my meyer and key lime have their first blooms around that time. These trees are too small to allow for fruit to develop so I would let them set the fruit then remove it. The more you let the tree grow now the better crop you get sooner.

45watt 5500k, what? fluorescent, LED. only fluorescent I can think of in that range is T5 and that is what I use. very bright and efficient.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 10:21AM
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johnmerr(11)

For the Meyer, if you give it some extra shots of food, it could well bloom in September; it will bloom again in Spring; and when the tree is mature it will bloom more or less the whole year if adequately fed, but the heaviest blooms will be in early Spring and early Fall. My garden Meyers seem to bloom every time I fertilize them (they are inground and fertilized 3-4 times per year)

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 2:44PM
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organic_flutterby(5 MO)

Thank you! Both my trees have a couple fruit each and I will remove those. It's so hard to do that, lol.

Just bought everything today to make the gritty mix and will repot them soon.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 5:15PM
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