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May 25, 2020 10:14 AM CST
Bronx, NY
Am growing a cold hardy avocado tree in a container. I repotted it with a mix of Espoma organic cactus soil and the soil it came in. Also fertilized with the Espoma citrus tone. I have been noticing the tips on quite a few lof the eaves are browning. I tested the soil and got a reading of 7 on the PH levels a little high on the alkaline side. If anyone can give me any suggestions, names of products to use I would really appreciate it.
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May 26, 2020 8:24 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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You burned your plant with the transplant and addition of fertilizer. No need to add fertilizer with new soil because new soil will always have a nutrient charge in it.
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May 26, 2020 8:36 AM CST
Bronx, NY
Thank you for the reply. I did, that's terrible smh... After watching and reading from other gardeners they seem to always add fertilizer when they repot. So what do I do now?
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May 26, 2020 10:37 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Wait it out. When you water, run extra water through the plant. Don't fertilize until next year. Espoma isn't the best soil for avocado trees, it has added limestone. Avocados like their soil slightly acidic.
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May 26, 2020 10:48 AM CST
Name: Phil
Lakeland Florida (Zone 9b)
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You could add some coffee grounds to it. That will give it a little acid.
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