Gritty Mix Tree Leaf Size Question

gtw7983May 12, 2012

About 13 moths ago, I barerooted several citrus, cherimoya and other sub tropical fruit trees and planted them in the gritty mix. I've since fed them with foliage pro 9-3-6 and Pro Tek 0-0-3 pretty much every watering in the dosage of 1 tbs every gallon of water. However, I've noticed that most of these plants in gritty mix grow new leaves that are much smaller than same trees grown in regular peat based potting soils. I feed them pretty much once a week. Are they under- fed?

Anybody has an explanation or solution? Any insights from Talpa?

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Is that "1 tbs" a typo?
The full strength dose is 1 Teaspoon per gallon.

That said, I haven't noticed reduced leaf-size on my citrus. Last year, I had very large leaves.

Are there other factors involved, such as container size or sun exposure?


    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 1:18PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

The factors that most affects leaf size are: ramification (number of branches & leaves) - more ramification = smaller leaves, amount of N the plant is getting - more N = larger leaves, light levels - low light = larger leaves, and root congestion - tight feet = smaller leaves.


    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 8:01PM
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