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Please Help Me Help my Lemon Meringue Mango Tree!!
« on: January 23, 2017, 02:27:04 PM »






Have real bad scale infestation & I think I shocked it with salt fertilizer...?
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Re: Please Help Me Help my Lemon Meringue Mango Tree!!
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 02:50:48 PM »
Yah, that looks like fert burn. It could croak when the summer rolls around. Wait til Apr / May to determine whether or not it sticks around.

Lemon meringue does seem to attract scale. You can ignore it, as it's normally only a winter time issue. There are a number of OMRI listed pesticides which will treat it. I use a combo of botanigard and azasol.
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Re: Please Help Me Help my Lemon Meringue Mango Tree!!
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 03:13:22 PM »
Spray with Neem oil - no poisons needed. Diatomaceous earth can also help keep them away.

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Re: Please Help Me Help my Lemon Meringue Mango Tree!!
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 04:21:41 PM »
What potting soil do you have them in now? My understanding is that regular off the shelf, especially miracle grow is detrimental due to root rot.

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Re: Please Help Me Help my Lemon Meringue Mango Tree!!
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2017, 09:05:34 PM »
Thank You Cookie Monster & LivingParadise! Is it a bad idea to give it another dose of fertilizer? & mangomongo I made a mix of garden soil & yucca coir compost. Thinking about making my own mix of natural soil (which is very sandy), lava sand, & fir bark..but before I do more research & help is needed lol. I seen someone mentioned the fafard 3b mix but I only grow organically.
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Re: Please Help Me Help my Lemon Meringue Mango Tree!!
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2017, 09:29:24 PM »
That is classic fertilizer burn. Don't give it any more fertilizer. You'll want to flush out what fertilizer is in the container.

You should look into an osmocote / slow release container fertilizer.
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Re: Please Help Me Help my Lemon Meringue Mango Tree!!
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2017, 10:11:28 PM »
Okay thank you!
« Last Edit: January 24, 2017, 10:44:24 PM by 561MangoFanatic »
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