CITRUS FIRST AID
The yellowing leaves on my ‘Meyer’ lemon and lemonade tree are a cry for help. ‘Feed me, feed me’ the trees are saying in their nutrientdeficient state. Yellow leaves usually indicate that the plants are deficient in magnesium, zinc or iron. I’m going to green them up by dosing them with Yates Citrus Cure Zinc & Manganese Chelate. Citrus are heavy feeders so feed them little and often with a specialist citrus fertiliser every week from September until March. Mulch them right out to the tree’s drip line as well, but don’t mulch around the trunk of the tree to avoid collar rot.
If you’re growing citrus in containers, feed them now and in