you want to grow fruit in your own backyard that is fun,
rewarding and just delicious, then you can't go past citrus
Citrus trees are perfectly suited for home growing rewarding
you for many years to come, and now is a great time to plant
them. One of the real tricks for citrus is to plant them
in the right position, in the right soil.
Citrus need a full sun position and need plenty of room
to grow in all directions. Ideally, they need about a 2m
gap all around. If they are planted in a position where
they will be shaded by other trees, or overcrowded, then
they will not crop as well, so it is important to choose
the right position from the start. These beautiful trees
will last for many years to come and when planted in the
right position, will reward you very well.
For citrus trees to grow well and produce delicious crops,
they need a rich well drained soil. To give them an excellent
start, dig a hole at least two to three times the size of
the pot they are in and dig in Searles® Rose and Citrus
Compost. Plant your citrus tree straight into the hole.
As citrus like well drained soils, it can help to mound
up the soil where planting.
After planting, mulch them all around with Searles® Mulch
Plus. Be sure to leave a space around the trunk where there
is no mulch, approximately 10cm all around. Mulching is
wonderful for citrus. Not only does it save water, but it
adds nutrition, keeps the root system cool and promotes
better growth which means more fruit.
Now another trick for citrus is to make sure you water them
deeply and regularly. Give them a good deep watering about
once a week.
for delicious citrus:
Plant in full sun using Searles® Rose and Citrus
Mulch with Searles® Mulch Plus
And water deeply and regularly
citrus now is a perfect time, and you'll be well rewarded
for years to come with sweet juicy fruit.
Happy Gardening with Searles from the Searle
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