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Bronx, NY
May 25, 2020 10:14 AM CST
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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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
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May 26, 2020 8:24 AM CST
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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Bronx, NY
May 26, 2020 8:36 AM CST
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?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
May 26, 2020 10:37 AM CST
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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Name: Phil
Lakeland Florida (Zone 9a)
Region: Florida Container Gardener Birds Orchids
May 26, 2020 10:48 AM CST
You could add some coffee grounds to it. That will give it a little acid.

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