Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Look at all the new leaves on the citrus trees!







I am so thrilled at the progress my citrus trees are making. Look at the new lovely green leaves. There are hundreds of them. Up until now, the few new leaves I would get, were pale green soon to fade to yellow. Now I am throwing everything I have at it. I spend at least ten minutes a day looking them over carefully. I find about 2-3 tiny baby scales per day and scrape and squash them. I look under leaves for spider mites and will again spray as soon as I see any. I spray the leaves top and bottom whenever I water the trees. As well I gave them Jobes Fruit Tree and Citrus spikes. I had let things get totally out of control and it took sulphur spray and horticultural oil to kill the massive scale infestation. I am an organic gardener, so I have done things with these trees I normally would not do. But I want to get them healthy and strong and then switch to completely organic after that. 

3 comments:

Joyce said...

How was your fall gold raspberry holding up?

Erin said...

Hi Joyce. Good question.
I find the Fall Gold Raspberry does not do well here. It seems to ripen so late that they get mildewy before they ripen. Very small as well. I have a patch of Cascade Delight that I put in last year and the berries were huge and beautiful. I think I am going to remove the Fall Golds. ☹️

Mark Willis said...

Hi Erin; I'm leaving this comment just to see if it works! I confess that I have not been commenting much on any blogs for quite a while now. Last year I "lost my mojo" in a big way and nearly stopped blogging altogether... :(