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watering my Meyer

Posted by Suzy11 none (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 18, 12 at 13:54

This may be a dumb question but here it goes. When I water my tree does it mean anything if the water comes out of the holes right away? What should I do?Stop watering or continue?


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RE: watering my Meyer

Good drainage is key for growing citrus in containers. I use gritty mix and I water enough that it soaks the media thoroughly. Sometimes that means I keep watering even though water is running out of the bottom. As long as the soil doesn't remain wet for more than a few days it should be good.

Kristopher


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RE: watering my Meyer

  • Posted by mksmth oklahoma 7a (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 18, 12 at 17:03

what kind of soil are you using. Sometime peat based mixes can shrink and the water will run down the sides of the pot and never go through the soil.

Mike


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RE: watering my Meyer

I don't know what kind of soil it is. I got it as a gift. I will try and find out. Thank you


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RE: watering my Meyer

My tree came from a nersery in a black plastic pot. The pot has 11/2 in. of either rocks, sand or gravel in the bottom for drainage. My guess is sand. The soil is lightweight all-purpose mix potting soil.


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