MEL­LOW THE YEL­LOW

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MANY peo­ple are con­cerned about yel­low­ing citrus plants at this time of year and gen­er­ally this is due to a defi ciency in ni­tro­gen. This is not be­cause of a lack of the nu­tri­ent in the soil but due to the in­abil­ity of the plant to ac­cess it due to the cold. If your tree is in a frost- free area you can fo­liar feed by wa­ter­ing over the leaves with fi sh emul­sion. I have found in frosty ar­eas though this will pro­mote new ten­der growth which can eas­ily burn off . The best feed in win­ter is a hand­ful of sul­phate of potash and reg­u­lar ap­pli­ca­tions of sea­weed juice.

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