Need to iron out my mango problems!

greenthumbon1handJune 6, 2014

Hi,

I have a cogshall mango in a clay pot outside (in Ft. Lauderdale), and I'm pretty positive it has an iron deficiency. A garden center recommended I spray Southern Ag chelated liquid iron on the leaves (so I bought it), but should I pour it on the soil instead? Would that acidify the soil (I've read that if the soil is too alkaline, iron isn't in a form available to the mango)? Is the clay pot contributing to the problem? Also, I dumped in some pellets of 6-4-6 fish and kelp fertilizer - should I scoop those out before I apply the iron?

Thanks!!!

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glib(5.5)

If they say spray it, spray it.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 10:07PM
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tropical_thought(San Francisco)

spray it, that way it by passes the soil, right? so, if it's alkaline, right? I found a liquid plant food with some nitrogen and some iron is helpful for watering also. It helps Camillas with yellow leaves if they get some nitrogen.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 11:41PM
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