Homemade Fertilizer For Citrus Trees
To make your citrus trees grow happily and healthy, you should apply fertilizers frequently to provide adequate nutrients for them. You can also make some homemade fertilizer by your own. The advantage of doing this is that you can adjust the percentage of each nutrient precisely and have fun from it.
There are a variety of citrus trees all around the world. However, they need nearly the same group of nutrients, namely, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur and calcium. Some minor elements are also required like zinc and iron. You should do a thorough test for the soil in your garden to decide how much nutrients you should add into the homemade fertilizer. Generally, the final fertilizer should be abundant of potassium, phosphorous and magnesium, three main nutrients for most plants. You can use a container to hold some branches and fallen leaves from trees. Then pack them firmly and put adequate water in it and seal the lid for at least a day. During this period, the container should be put under the full sunlight for its fermentation.
When applying the fertilizers into citrus trees, you should ensure adequate watering during the first several weeks. You should water before and after the application of fertilizers. Fertilizers should be distributed evenly under the tree to ensure the best absorption by tree roots. If possible, you should make some liquid fertilizers by blending water with the fertilizer to facilitate the absorption by roots.
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