Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Citrus Cafeteria


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. 

1 comment:

Chiot's Run said...

Those pesky fertilizer salesmen :)

I bet adding Thanksgiving as a fourth feeding date would work nicely in the schedule. I do like doing it on the holidays so I can easily remember (a big thanks to the Lemon Ladies for giving me this schedule).

Such beautiful blooms, I can hardly wait until mine are old enough to bloom. I think this coming year might be the one. This spring I had one bloom on my 2 year old lime tree.