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Need to iron out my mango problems!

Posted by greenthumbon1hand 10 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 6, 14 at 22:42

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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RE: Need to iron out my mango problems!

  • Posted by glib 5.5 (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 7, 14 at 22:07

If they say spray it, spray it.


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RE: Need to iron out my mango problems!

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.


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