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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Horticultural Oil For Insect Control
« on: April 30, 2020, 11:07:24 PM »
What concentration oil do you use? Do you use an emulsifier, if so what kind and at what concentration?

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"Would there be any value in watering with city water, then re-watering with pH-adjusted water?"
No. pH of the water might have a brief affect on the soil medium pH but has little longer term effect due to the buffering capacity of the soil mix.

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Do not rely on the information you get from the water supplier. I recently lived in a town that got its water from a number of wells. My town (supplier) provided the pH information once a year. I learned that at any given time, some wells were used but not others. Every time they switched wells, and also depending on the season, the pH of the water would change. So, I checked the pH of my water every month or so and found that it varied significantly.  I used a cheap pH test kit for aquaria and pH strips used in the laboratory. The pH strips were more accurate and easier to use. This is what I used: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0786BHM4C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Using coir instead of peat in 5-1-1?
« on: April 01, 2020, 10:34:39 PM »
All pH strips I have used require that they be dipped into the liquid for a few seconds, NOT minutes because the color will change with the additional time. pH strips from garden centers may be different from those I have used, although I doubt it..

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: lemon foliage drop
« on: February 22, 2020, 10:17:14 PM »
Could such deficiencies actually be due to problem with the roots, e.g., root rot?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Best way to root calamondins?
« on: February 22, 2020, 10:15:28 PM »
Millet, why not use Osmocote Plus (15-9-12) with micronutrients? 

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Best spray fertilizer?
« on: February 22, 2020, 11:29:37 AM »
Brian, I agree with you that the title is msileading.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Record buck farms
« on: February 17, 2020, 11:27:59 PM »
I have had really bad luck with their trees.I will no longer buy them.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Bucket Mist cloner, DIY
« on: January 16, 2020, 10:09:44 PM »
Is fungal growth a problem with mist cloners?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Sunquat and Palestinian Sweet Lime
« on: December 27, 2019, 09:03:28 AM »
I had a Palestinian sweet lime and discarded it because of its insipid, tasteless flavor. Tasted like sweetened water with a very slight hint of lime.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lemon tree help -yellowing leaves
« on: December 10, 2019, 02:44:57 PM »
Daytripper: I know that Hydroton and cat litter are physically different. What I meant to ask is are they functionally similar?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lemon tree help -yellowing leaves
« on: December 03, 2019, 02:31:30 PM »
Can cat litter be a good subsitute for Hydroton?

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Indoor citrus, Lighting length time and warmth ??
« on: November 28, 2019, 10:40:46 PM »
Steve, how did you attach the overhead lights in the first picture.
Good to see you here on this forum.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Lemon juice
« on: November 26, 2019, 12:29:16 PM »
Citrus juice is quite acidic and acid inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi. This is one reason why vinegar is used for pickling vegetables.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: What makes a citrus leaf shiny?
« on: November 14, 2019, 08:16:55 AM »
All plants have a wax on the surface of their leaves which makes them shiny.

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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: ISO any types of budwood
« on: October 30, 2019, 11:25:59 PM »
Is now OK to graft? I understand that one should graft citrus in the spring. Or do you have a greenhouse?

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: True hardiness of Flying Dragon
« on: October 30, 2019, 03:09:19 PM »

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Cold Hardy Citrus / Re: Rooted cutting question
« on: October 26, 2019, 09:48:04 PM »
What is a "hedge blade"?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Wood chips for growing media
« on: October 24, 2019, 07:44:27 AM »
That's what it is supposed to do.

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lebmung, you said: You would need a window of 20% the surface of the room for cold and light..
What do you mean b 20% the surface of the room? I am trying to determine the minimum amount of light required to keep the trees dormant and alive.

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I have to overwinter my trees indoors and am thinking about putting them in the cold and dark. By cold I mean 45 to 50F. But how much light is there in dark, i.e., how many lumens are necessary to maintain the trees? I would like to keep them in a state of sem-dormancy.

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