LSUPat LSU Fan Bossier City Member since Oct 2004 279 posts
re: Citrus tree fertilizer question......... (Posted on 3/5/10 at 6:01 pm to TJG210)
No it would be the average. Those numbers are a percent nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium. Since it is 6% nitrogen in the organic fertilizer, multiply how much 13-13-13 you need by 13/6 or 2.1667. If the number is in the publication is 8-8-8. Substitute 8 for 13. The best way to apply is to get an auger bit for planting bulbs and drill holes around the canopy of the tree. Space the holes about a foot apart and one foot down,fill with the fertilizer mixture then top with soil. If you have any questions let me know. I garden organically as well.
re: Citrus tree fertilizer question......... (Posted on 3/6/10 at 12:02 am to LSUPat)
We got satsuma tree for xmas and I've been trying to keep it alive waiting for this cold weather to stop. Is this a good time to plant in the ground? How big of a hole do I need, do I just put the dirt back around the plant and add some of this fertilizer?
TJG210 LSU Fan New Orleans Member since Aug 2006 20859 posts
re: Citrus tree fertilizer question......... (Posted on 3/6/10 at 1:33 am to LSUTigerz)
Since it looks like the freezes may be behind us, it would probably be a good time to plant. Dig a hole deep enough so you can place the tree in the hole and when you fill in around it, you will still see the top of soil that came with the plant. You may want to put some peat in the hole before planting.