Time to check on mango and av­o­cado trees

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More than half­way through Fe­bru­ary and it is time to watch your mango and av­o­cado trees for their blos­soms. Yep, the early man­gos and av­o­ca­dos are ready to be in bloom, so it is the time to give your trees some nour­ish­ment so you will have a great crop this com­ing year.

I grow nat­u­ral, so I use bone and blood meal for my ba­bies, but there are some fer­til­iz­ers that the big box store will sell you to feed your trees.

You have prob­a­bly no­ticed some of the cit­rus are also start­ing to bloom. They should re­ceive some cit­rus fer­til­iz­ers. I find that cit­rus will eat al­most any­thing and are not par­tic­u­lar about their food.

I had a reader tell me how he fights “cit­rus green­ing” with his gar­den hose by leav­ing it out in the sun to heat the wa­ter, and then spray­ing the cit­rus tree with the hot wa­ter. This elim­i­nates the Asian bug that causes green­ing. I haven’t tried it but you might want to.

‘Cash’ Cash­ion

Swamp Gar­dener

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