Pineapple Guava
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Is Oak leaves ok for mulch for my new pineapple guava?

Zone Shingle Springs, Ca. 95682 | yak2sharon added on June 18, 2018 | Answered

Just planted it in a half barrel and put manure in the bottom. Plant is only about18" tall, am I going to kill it. one article said no manure. Just planted it today. Replant it?

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drtreelove
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Answered on June 19, 2018

The oak leaves mulch is fine.

Potting soil should not be in layers (except for the mulch), its should homogenous. I would not have recommended the layer of manure at the bottom of the container. It is a harsh, high salts fertilizer, especially if fresh/raw, un-aged, un-composted.
I would advise re-potting it and use the manure in your compost pile. If the manure is aged, you can mix it in with the potting soil, but not more than about 5% of the volume. Fertilize the pineapple guava with a slow release natural fertiizer after it shows some new growth.

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