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Orchard, Fruits & Nuts / Potted Myer lemon tree -yellow leaves -HELP
« Last post by kbkb on February 21, 2018, 09:52:19 PM »
Hi everyone,

My name is Chris, I am from Melbourne and this is my first post here.

I would appreciate if someone can help me in identifying the cause of my lemon tree leaves turning yellow.
My guess is over watering or nitrogen deficiency, but I am not an expert.
I water it well 2-3 times a week during the summer, depends on the temperature.
6 weeks ago I fertilised it with chicken manure, and every 2 weeks I am spraying the leaves with the seaweed (Maxicrop) feriliser.
A week ago, all of the sudden, the older leaves started turning yellow and falling off quickly.
I gave it some special fertiliser for lemon trees the other day, but it is getting worse..
Photos are attached. I am not surf of what I am dong wrong.
Help please?

Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomes / Re: Given Ranunculus bulbs, too late?
« Last post by Logannut on February 19, 2018, 02:56:20 PM »
It is a very good light bulb. I really like I hope it is a very good one.
Australian Native Plants / Re: Grafting Native limes
« Last post by Logannut on February 19, 2018, 02:55:44 PM »
I would like to try to grow some lemon. I really want to know. I hope to grow it.
Vegetable Garden / Re: What did you sow or plant out today ... 2018
« Last post by Templeton on February 16, 2018, 12:16:43 PM »
Same here Grub...mainly Broc and Cauli...hoping to be able to plant them out early March when most of the cabbage moths should have gone to God.
Am not having much luck getting  the Brussel Sprouts going though... do they take longer to germinate than the other brassica types ??
Anyone else noted more cabbage whites around this year? A friend suggested it might be due to more canola crops...the only brassica i really grow these days is senposai and mustard greens. Can't be bothered fighting off the Lepidoptera...

I've just sown my coloured carrot project seed. fine bed preparation, sown in close rows, well-watered, with a double layer of shadecloth on the surface of the soil until they germinate.
Must try to find time for the parsnip project. And the red snowpeas.
Sowed a late crop of basil too.
And I'm thinking of taking some tomato cuttings from a rare variety I'm trying to get seed from, grow them on in the greenhouse through autumn to see if i can get some late fruit.
Vegetable Garden / Re: Basil spacing
« Last post by Templeton on February 16, 2018, 12:09:55 PM »
I prefer to space my basil ut a bit, probably at 30cm as you first suggested. One good lush plant will be as productive as a few smaller plants close together. Probably doesn't matter much, unless you have a limited number of seedlings.
Australian Native Plants / Re: Grafting Native limes
« Last post by Templeton on February 16, 2018, 12:05:53 PM »
I'm pretty sure you can. Native citrus will cross with cultivated citrus, so I imagine the rootstock should work OK.
2.Tomatoes / Re: Aussie tomato Season 2017-18
« Last post by Abnerj on February 15, 2018, 07:17:27 PM »
Managed to do a little picking & cleaning up this arvo after the strong winds yesterday, all the plants survived & are doing well. I think this is a little over 5 kgs.
It's my first time growing the white cherry & yellow pear - really enjoy the white cherry taste. Whilst the yellow pears are OK and produce well, they seem to lack a component taste wise - to me there's no sweet or acidic aftertaste like with the others, and they come across a little bland.
Around Xmas I decided to experiment a little, and put a decent pinch of pure phosphorus around the base of all of my plants, and it certainly appears to have boosted fruit formation - the fullest fruiting plants I've had yet.
I tried a couple of different trellising techniques this year, in the past I've only used single stake. This time around I tried the weave & the hanging string method. I've found the weave great for being able to hang up the fruit sets. I'm quite surprised at the strength of the single dropped string style has been in the rather strong winds we've had this season.

Australian Native Plants / Grafting Native limes
« Last post by gardenaholic on February 15, 2018, 11:29:58 AM »
Can you use normal citrus grafting rootstock for our Native limes. If now what can you use.
Vegetable Garden / Re: Getting an onion to set seed.
« Last post by gardenaholic on February 15, 2018, 08:45:11 AM »
Thanks had not thought of hybrids but as Ray said why not give it a go.
Vegetable Garden / Re: Getting an onion to set seed.
« Last post by Raymondo on February 13, 2018, 11:04:13 PM »
Since it will be going through a winter, I would say yes, in spring it should flower. However, hybrid onions these days have cytoplasmic male sterility meaning no pollen and most commercial varieties are hybrids. Still, an onion or two takes up very little space so worth a try.
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