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Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
prabhisetty
Jan 28, 2017 3:12 PM CST
Hi Guys,
Just bought few citrus plants today, was fascinated about Kumquat plant, tasted the fruit and it is a nice fruit.
My question is what size pot and growing medium should be used? I have cured horse manure, potting mix with Diatomite and compost.

We will have 10 hours of sunlight until July, any advise would be appreciated?
Prabhi Setty
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ctcarol
Jan 28, 2017 6:57 PM CST
How big a pot is it in now? You will want to up-pot it as it grows. I had one in a 30" pot that did well for many years.
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greene
Jan 28, 2017 7:09 PM CST
You have plenty of sun! Thumbs up

Soil mixtures vary depending on location. What works in one country may not be available in another.
Sounds like your soil mixture is a good one.

I'd not heard of Diatomite but quick research shows me that it is what I would call Diatomaceous Earth. Thumbs up

Here is an article that appeared on NGA:
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Name: Prabhi Setty
Trinidad West-Indies
prabhisetty
Jan 29, 2017 2:14 AM CST
greene said:You have plenty of sun! Thumbs up

Soil mixtures vary depending on location. What works in one country may not be available in another.
Sounds like your soil mixture is a good one.

I'd not heard of Diatomite but quick research shows me that it is what I would call Diatomaceous Earth. Thumbs up

Here is an article that appeared on NGA:
https://garden.org/learn/artic...

Thank you Prabhi S
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 29, 2017 8:42 AM CST
My advice would be to "go big" as even Kumquats get 10ft tall or so, fairly readily. When you do pot it up, be very careful of the feeder roots near the surface of the soil, and don't cover them too deeply, or disturb them if you can help it.
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