The trees in the garden are fertilized about every 6 – 8 weeks from the time they start blooming until the end of October. However, the citrus continue to be fed (on a less regular basis) through the winter months. Over at Chiot’s Run, Suzy in Ohio only feeds her Meyer Lemon 3 times a year - Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. I was told that citrus trees were heavy feeders; so I looked up the recommendation at UC Davis. Sure enough, 3 – 4 times each year is a good fertilizing schedule. I must have been told by a fertilizer salesmen that a more rigorous schedule was needed.
All the trees were fertilized on October 29. 2012 will be the year that I save money on fertilizer.