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Bedfordshire England UK
Trgardener
Sep 22, 2018 4:13 AM CST
I have a lemon in a pot that has lasted three years in our English climate . greened up luvly but no hint of flower or fruit over summer . winters on its way , do I give up in our climate ?
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luis_pr
Sep 22, 2018 4:20 AM CST
You are doing well by growing it in a pot but we need more information regarding sun exposure, potting soil, watering and fertilizing.

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Bedfordshire England UK
Trgardener
Sep 22, 2018 5:37 AM CST
luis_pr said:You are doing well by growing it in a pot but we need more information regarding sun exposure, potting soil, watering and fertilizing.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/...


Thanks for your reply . pot top dressed with new compost regularly , seawead feed early season and covered over winter . natural sun and a high potash feed later in the year .
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DaisyI
Sep 22, 2018 2:27 PM CST
You also need to let your citrus tree mature. Lemon trees don't produce until they are over 3 years of age - that is with optimum growing conditions (the trunk will be over an inch thick).
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Name: Jared Nicholes
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jnicholes
Sep 22, 2018 2:33 PM CST
Hello,

I have a Meyer Lemon, and a Key lime I grow in pots. They are producing. It IS possible to get them to produce, but conditions have to be right.

I put mine outside on the south side of the house during the hotter months, and in the colder months, I put them in a south facing window. I try to water them often.

Dont give up, It is possible for citrus to fruit in pots.

Jared

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