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Do you think this tree will pull through?

Posted by HeyJude2012 10b/24 CA (My Page) on
Thu, May 30, 13 at 1:43

Hi everyone-just so you know...I am highly embarrassed at what has happened to my trees. I bought this tree and a satsuma tangerine in the winter of 2012. They were my first trees purchased. The only gardening experience prior was some tomatoes, cucumbers and snow peas in the ground. I am now in a house with a cemented patio and while I have a tiny patch of open ground where a hot tub was supposed to go, there is absolutely no place to put a tree unless its in a pot.

I had used pebbles in the bottom of the pots and they must have moved when I put the potting soil in because the hole had gotten covered. My poor tree was drowning. Does it look like it will be okay? I had repotted it 2 weekends ago and there are leaves starting to grow.


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RE: Do you think this tree will pull through?

Close up. This is a Meyer lemon BTW.


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Give it a couple of weeks. I think it will be fine.


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Thank you Dave!


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Re-opening an old post. A little over one year later...This is my Meyer lemon tree. It did pull through however, I had a family emergency at the end of September that only now is finally under control. My poor tree got water and a few handfuls of citrus fertilizer here and there and I need to get on the ball here and take better care of this tree. The leaves are a mix of green, yellow/green and new dark green. There are so many bald looking branches. Do Meyers generally look like this??? It's loaded with fruit so I don't know what if anything I need to do. Feed it more?


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Wow, for the amount of growth and fruit, it didn't waste any time getting back into shape.


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Not embarressed now, right?

I can't believe all that fruit on such a small plane...Just goes to prove that LOTS of sunlight and warmth can do wonders mixed with fertilizer and a good mix..

Nice

MIke


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Meyers with that much fruit tend to look like that. Feed it more; and after that give it more food; and be sure the NPK ratio is 3-1-2 with Mg, Ca, Fe, and Zn.

If it were mine, I would start harvesting those lemons; not necessarily all of them now; but as you can use them.


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Thank you guys! I appreciate the advice. I'll start with the fertilizer and start using some of those lemons.

I tried to post a picture of the back side of the tree yesterday but for some reason it wouldn't post.


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