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Tips on growing a coffee plant

Posted by bloobeari Zone 10 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 6, 12 at 11:15

I just received my little coffee plant (arabica) I got for $5 from michigan bulbs. I did a tad of research on growing coffee in Florida (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs306) where I learned that it is a relative of Ixora, gardenia, portlandia, and pentas. Does this mean I can use fertilizer suitable for the above on the coffee plant? There was also a great article on the Sweet Maria's website (http://www.sweetmarias.com/growingcoffee/Growing_Coffee_at_Home.html). Does anyone have any experience and tips they would like to share with me so I get it to grow strong and healthy? Thanks


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RE: Tips on growing a coffee plant

I was just thinking that back in the day they used to grow them with a really rich dark soil, I don't know all what was added, I just know the soil affected the quality and taste of the plant so you really need to look into it. Also a microclimate affects the quality of the bean, growing coffee is quite complex.


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