Tom has a Tangelo tree and Valencia orange tree— all of the Tangelo (Big and 15 years old) last year towards end of summer the tree leaves turned yellow; someone suggested he use a fertilizer but he kept loosing leaves... he went online and did Garden rebel citrus tonic and the trees are doing pretty good. Fertilize about every three months. His question is “How often can the tonic be used?”
Suggested once a month or so but thinks he needs to do more... Been doing citrus fertilizer but can do more. The tonic is good but there is more that can be done.
It is suspected that the trees had minor nutrient deficiencies.
Never allow your fruit trees to go hungry, you have to supplement! Use the extra nutrients like KeyPlex.
Eddie in SC has a Citrus plant grown from seed for about 10 years. It has never had bloom until this year, and he wants to know what to do to treat it best.
You can tell type of tree by the size of the leaf. Grapefruit has larger ones.
Growing from seedling it can take years for you to get bloom
Optimize bloom and health by stimulating bloom by adding bone meal and fertilize with a higher middle number.
If it becomes off color add KeyPlex Citrus HG
Leaves are curling up and should maybe use summit oil spray
Terry in Fairbanks Alaska has a potato question. He has been growing potatoes in a grater tire for about 8 years and wants to see if he can get more out of it. He gets a lot of plant growth 4-foot high plants and flowers...
Organic soil mix
Fertilizer with lower first number or a fertilizer with a higher middle number
Vegetable and fruit tree minor nutrients
David just planted a new front yard of Bahea grass about 6-weeks ago. He has not fertilized as of yet and wants to know when he should fertilize and consider bug killers or anything.
The grass has taken off pretty good
Using extra nutrients that are not in many "regular" fertilizers
Mary in Merritt Island, Florida has finally managed to get some mangoes from the squirrels and raccoons but she has ulcers or warts on the inside of the fruit... What is her problem now? Vince even goes even further and tells a story about mangoes in Costa Rica.
Dynamics of all fruit trees this year has changed because of all the rain; their cycle is just a little bit different
Their cycle is just a little bit different and there may be a little bit of minor nutrient deficiencies going on
Growths inside should be eaten around or discarded
Lou's grapefruit tree in Grand Island, Florida took a hit from the frost. There is a lot of dead wood and he is not sure what he should do... Lou also has an Amber Sweet orange tree where the fruit is off color.
Lop of all dead wood even if the tree looks bad
Fertilize. Lou is fertilizing with Citrus Fertilizer, but he should also use Epsom Salts and a minor nutrient
The discoloration of the fruit is not a problem; it is just a cosmetic thing and will not effect the taste of the fruit
Richard in Lake Mary, Florida is having some problems with his cucumbers. They grow to about 2 inches long and they croak...
He has a nutrient deficiency; might be a little late this year for his cucumbers
Might be a little late for this for growing
Also there are zucchinis that are 3 inches long and shooting up. Do you pluck blossoms off or leave them alone?
Joe wants to bring out the color of the Lora Pendulum.
Dull green with not much color
Yellowing of the leaves (Two tone)
Akrum from Jacksonville planted a Fig tree and is not seeing any fruit. The tree is about 2 years old. He also wants to know what the best fertilizer
Bonemeal and regular fertilizer
Nutrient spray that is good for all fruit trees (Zinc and Molybdenum)
Tree is to young to fruit as of right now
Economy is getting more and more people interested in planting fruit trees
Gina is using Viburnum as a privacy hedge and it is getting brown spots on the leaves. She also asks how to tell a difference between a lemon and lime tree, and bringing a fruit tree back from malnutrition.
Brown spots are a fungus; use a copper sulfate fungicide to get rid of it
One way to tell the difference between a lime tree and lemon tree can be the size of the leaves
Limes are more cold sensitive than a lemon
Very light green leaves on the grapefruit tree means that the tree is malnourished
Floyd has some hybrid tomatos and they are getting a brown spot on the bottom of the fruit.
Is it a fungus
Minor nutrient defficiency
Patrick in Titusville, Florida has a 40 year old plus citrus tree that is showing age and not producing very well. It has some wounds in it, still producing but has as many leaves as fruit...
Fruit tree fertilizer;
and add in some keyplex nutrition.
Scott in Mount Dora has a 30 ft. dogwood tree that is dying in the top. It is suspected that fungus is attacking the trees. The dogwood trees require minor nutrients
Apply KeyPlex nutrition this late fall on foliage and also do around the tree; then do it again in the spring.
Dogwoods love Organic matter; are not big on regular fertilizers.
Ron in Winter Park, FL has tried 2 types of sod in side and rear yard. Neither have taken in any case. 2 or three months after install the sod is still not taking root. The front and sides of the house are going great...
Zoysia grass and shade may not go well together. Maybe use Bitter Blue St. Augustine grass.
New constructions can give different soil consistencies.
With light and sandy soil try organic TurfPro and follow with KeyPlex nutrients. Another words, give it optimal nutrition and see what happens.