Growing Citrus Trees in containers update 2013

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11 Responses to “Growing Citrus Trees in containers update 2013”

  1. What soil mix do you use.
    Thanks 

  2. How is your lemon tree doing now any pictures?

  3. NewEnglandgardening Reply August 27, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I hope its not to hot to be messing with the root ball but I did not
    disturb it too much. I think the new pot will also keep it cooler. I wonder
    what major airport that might be :)

  4. They think you moved to Florida. I think marmalade is made from the bitter
    orange.

  5. Gosh….that seems like a very dry mix. The rootball of the tree you
    repotted seemed very dry also. I use Fafard 4P and my trees are thriving
    and producing very well. I have come to the conclusion that a dry mix is
    not the right thing for citrus. While citrus does not like wet feet, and
    can tolerate a drier soil, they need something a little more substantial to
    put their roots down in. The leaves on my trees are very thick, dark green
    and very vigorous growth in a very short time. next post

  6. Great video! The plants are really coming along nicely! Fertilize those
    trees weekly :-)

  7. Do you ever shop at Bemis Farms Nursery? You sound a lot like one of my
    customers.

  8. I just purchased two citrus from Park Seed Company, and they had potted
    their trees up in a sand mixture. The trees look very healthy and are
    blooming. (when I purchased them last week) I believe the secret is to use
    a heavier soil, just refrain from being heavy handed on the watering. I
    will try to post a video soon of my collection to let you see them.

  9. Porous, free-draining mixes are precisely what a Citrus prefers. Citrus do
    much better in a dry mix watered often than a heavy mix watered
    infrequently. In addition, a loose mix makes for a much less traumatic
    re-potting when the time comes to up-pot or bare-root for maintenance.

  10. I hope your lemon tree makes a full recovery! I love seeing the root mass
    when you re-pot your plants and what the texture of the soil is before you
    water it. It also seems like you are near a major airport in MA!

  11. NewEnglandgardening Reply August 28, 2014 at 12:45 am