Citrus Tree Mother Entering first winter
I am so excited to make my first post to this forum. Below are pics of my Improved Meyer lemon/citrus tree Olivia.
A little background...
I purchased her back in June this year (2013) where she was kept indoors.
I also kept her indoors until late June, and then moved her outside around the end of june when the nightime temps finally reached around 50-60. Then almost all of the leaves fell off within 2 weeks. The leaves quickly grew back along with flowers. I had a big round of beautiful blooms mid July and then a small handful (about 6) flowers bloomed in August. I now have about 6 fruits on my tree now.
Soil, Water, and Feeding...
I used the soil she came in from the garden store, and then when I repotted i added black gold, and compost. I water about once a week. I have liquid Dr. Earth 3-3-3 all purpose solution that i fertilize with about once a month. every 6-8 weeks I will fill a big container with water, and set the pot in it for about 30 min to give her a good deep watering.
I am posting for help because I live in Wisconsin and the nighttime temps are getting cooler. I need to prepare to bring her inside. I just brought her inside tonight (about 10 minutes ago) for the quick photo shoot.
Some leaves have some white spots on them
Some leaves are curling under
some leaves have lighter green spots on them.
I am worried that the leaves will fall off again with the move back inside. Will the lemons fall too?
I am worried about what kind of bugs i might bring into the house in the soil.
Any suggestions on inexpensive lighting? (websites/stores)
Should I get a humidifier since indoor is warm and drier than the moist Wisconsin air?
Please help. I would appreciate any advice/suggestions that you take the time to leave, and I will update with progress.