Lemon Trees

Lemon Tree

Anonymous added on April 29, 2014 | Answered

My Lemon tree (BUSH) had a lot of lemons on it. That was at least 4-6 wks ago. Approx. 45! Now I can only see 19 and the leaves are starting to go! My neighbor has very nice lemons through Dec. And his are grown in the ground outside. How much water, etc.? Mine do get the sufficient sun and warm weather. Thank you!

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Answered on April 29, 2014

Have you fertilized? Nitrogen encourages leaves to grow, but not fruit. Too much can actually keep a plant from producing fruit. This article has information on how to fertilize your trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/fertilizing-citrus-trees-best-practices-for-citrus-fertilizing.htm Sometimes when fruit trees produce abundantly and then stop or produce little, the soil may be lacking phosphorus. Add bone meal and have your soil tested. This article will explain more: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm If you have not read it yet, this article may also be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/lemon-tree-not-fruiting.htm

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