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oxygen needs of citrus roots
« on: May 15, 2022, 11:06:49 AM »
How much oxygen does my 30 gallon 6 foot tall by 3 foot diameter Fukushu kumquat tree on C35 roots need compared to my pet mouse.  I was arguing that my pet mouse needs much more oxygen than my large Fukushu Kumquat tree.  Are there any charts on how much oxygen tree roots need to thrive.  As breathable as my 5-3-1 soil is it doesn't inhale and exhale as we do.
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Re: oxygen needs of citrus roots
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2022, 03:28:19 PM »
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Re: oxygen needs of citrus roots
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2022, 09:27:03 PM »
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Re: oxygen needs of citrus roots
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2022, 11:14:30 AM »
My reason is for potted citrus trees.  It seems that 5-1-1 is pushed as the best but I found that top soil from my gared mix 50% with compost from my compost pile worked really well.  In the winter I could go 2-3 months without watering but I used a vacuum cleaner to pull fresh air through the roots daily when the soil was just watered ans soaking wet and as the water was used by the tree I vacuumed it less often until I submerged my tree in a laundry tub till soaked.  It was when my trees started hitting 30 gallon pots that I went to 3-2-1.

 

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