Hey everyone! It's been a bit over a month since I got my first tree. It's a meyer lemon for those who don't remember or never read my post. This tree is my "lab rat" so to speak. I'm using it to try to learn about citrus until I am done with school and live in a better neighborhood where I can actually put them outside during the warmer part of the year. I'm planning on getting several more trees then =) until then it's getting prepared to understand the trees!
My question is about root growth. When I got the tree and still now there is light green new growth only like a quarter inch long, it hasn't changed at all in that respect. I was a little disappointed until the other day I was checking the moisture in the pot with my finger. When I did that a white root sort of stuck up and so I moved a little bit of soil to investigate. There were a TON of these white roots all over. I looked online and at pictures and these are new roots; which makes sense because they weren't there before haha.
So I'm excited to see that my tree does seem to be thriving although I can't quite see it above the soil yet. When looking up online and on this website it seems roots grow during the colder periods is that correct? And would that probably have to do with it going from a tropical climate at the end of summer to Wisconsin at the beginning of fall? Or is this just the tree becoming established in its new home?
The other thing I have read online is citrus normally have a balance between root weight and foliage weight. Is that true? If so I'm very excited now! If all this information is true (and I would like to double check with people I know are experienced and successful with growing citrus) then I can expect good foliage growth when it finally starts to warm up (which is a while from now but still exciting)!
Thanks for the time and the help!