A few posts back I shared on my potted pomegranates and today I found some additional information on caring for them. Notice that the strength of the fertilizer is half of the recommendation strength and you fertilize every two weeks.
www.myyardgarden.com This link leads you to the site that I received the inserted information above and I am going to try some of these tips on my trees.
Above are photo’s of my pomegranate and a blood orange. I love seeing the new leaves come out each year. Normally the orange does not lose it leaves but we had a couple of days of hard freeze this year and though I covered the citrus trees I own they suffered so I am especially happy they are doing so well.
Notice that the bark on the pomegranate looks like aspen trees which is another attraction to these trees or rather large bush type tree.
The blood orange has fruit only every three years and my little tree has given me one orange in its first year which was very good. So I do recommend this orange. I wish it was in bloom as their scent is none comparable and I would recommend they for the scent if nothing else. The pomegranates blooms are without scent but are very attractive and humming birds love them. So this is my example of life, as life springs ahead.
Even with the talk of six more weeks of winter I have been delighted so many of the trees in my yard are putting forth their spring buds and new leaves are in the making. My potted pomegranates are really putting out their spring leaves. Yes the pomegranates are growing.
Now this year I have found out that these trees have root systems that are close to the surface and therefore react quickly to fertilizers and watering.
WWW.madaboutberries.com is were I got the above information about the trees roots they also say these trees or scrubs grow well in poor soil preferring non acid soil. So fertilize carefully.
I thought the ideas they shared on watering was interesting as well My plants always get a lot of blooms and some fruit but they fall off so am trying to solve this problem this year. One of my long time favorites and I would love to get some of my own grown.