Potted Lemon Tree with problems and pics
I originally posted this in the Citrus forum, but didn't get any response yet so I try my luck here, maybe someone had the same problem and knows the solution.
I bought a pink fleshed varigated leaved Lemon Tree last year. It was about 8 inch high when I got - I put it in a wooden container and filled it up with miracle grow soil. it and grew like crazy ever since. It had three blooms on it last year and actually formed two little lemons which grew about to the size of half and inch until my little boy decided to plug em and play ball with them. Ileft it outside on the carport over winter, mulched it with pine straw and let it stand in a wind protected corner. To my big surprise it started as early as mid may to grow dozens of blooms, all opened and formed little lemons and I was so proud. Now it's May and there are right now only half a dozen of fruits on the tree, all others fell off or turned black. The remaining fruits don't look very well, I guess I will loose them as well.The tree is right now again in full bloom ( dozends of blooms again )and I wonder what to do. Should I put a diffrent plant medium in the pot? I heard coco work good for citrus, but i have no clue where to get it or how to use it. Also, should I upsize to a even bigger pot? It's right now in one of the big whisky barrel type pots from walmart. I uploaded some pictures, i wonder if the tree has a pest or if i'm just not patient enough with it.
Thanks for any advice , I'm new to gardening and always happy to learn something new.
Here is a link that might be useful: Lemon Tree Pics