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May 4, 2017 8:43 AM CST
what, when, and how much fertilizer do i use on a new small lime tree?
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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May 4, 2017 9:46 AM CST
Hi Bob, and welcome. First thing, you should edit your profile to remove your address. Not a good idea to have that info out on a public forum. You'll be deluged with junk mail. Most of us only give first names, too, for the same reason.

For your little lime tree, could you possibly post a picture, please? "Little" is a relative term. Here in FL, a little lime tree might be 3ft. tall in a 3gal. pot. Up in Delaware, it might mean a seedling 3in. tall. Fertilizing will be very different.

Going forward, as the little tree grows you will need to get some fertilizer specially formulated for citrus. They have specific needs as far as micronutrients go, so your basic fert won't cut it, long term. You can get it in a small packet online, or order it through your local big box store if you prefer. (HD and Lowe's carry it on the shelf here, but wouldn't have it up where you are).

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