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Posted by: baggage

17th Aug 2010 09:10am

I have a lemon tree, won't grow lemons.
Anyone have any ideas to get my plant healthier.
I have tried a lot of things. baggage

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Anonymous
  • 18th Mar 2013 10:13am

Hi i have heard that you have to have more than one citrus,so plant another one or two close together.

lyne
  • 9th Feb 2013 04:44pm

We have owned lemon trees like that in the past. We also tried lots of different products but to no avail. Have moved to a different home and planted a mature lemon tree (Myer). Tree is now three years old and bearing heavily. We use copper sulfate and water it weekly through the hot months as they have their roots close to the surface. Think it might have something to do with the soil it is growing in as to how successful you are in growing lemons. Don't give up. Try again.

simla
  • 11th Oct 2012 11:38pm

hi baggage, all good advice so far, an automatic lemon tree 'fix' is build your chook pen around the citrus trees. They like the chook manure in small regular doses!That provides a high nitrogen fertilizer( ammonia is nitrogen, as is pee and urea, as in urine) of course other fertilizers are good as advised, the citrus food with potash which is specific for flowers and fruit. I like the chooks as they do the weeding too.If the area is small, it may be necessary to lock the chooks out for a while, now and again.

Anonymous
  • 1st Oct 2012 08:57pm

Make sure you lemon tree is planted in a place with deep and nutritious soil. Also water it every day. Ever since i moved my little lemon tree into a better location, i have been getting more lemons. Hope this helps :)

Anonymous
  • 29th Jul 2012 11:46am

Hi there... when did you last prune?? Often people dont think they need pruning but they do, and if it dies what have you lost?
I feed mine twice a year, its in full sun.If you get sooty mould this can stop fruit forming, spray with soapy water.
One of the things also is they dont like their roots disturbed and they are a shallow rooted tree, so be careful when weeding underneath them...if you mulch then not up to the trunk..it causes rot.
Hope any of these help :)

Anonymous
  • 29th Jul 2012 06:59am

Hi, your lemon tree needs lots of sun

Debs
  • 30th Jun 2012 11:02pm

We found you definitely need to feed it regularly throughout the year. Not too much there is citrus food you can buy. We found we didnt feed it and of course nothing produced and plenty of water over summer months. Spray also over summer with white oil to kill of little insects that take out the leaves.

Anonymous
  • 27th Jun 2012 08:56am

I suggest a chat with your local Garden centre - they are usually a good source of garden advice. I don't know whether all lemon trees are self pollinating or not - check it out.

prettygirl
  • 24th Jun 2012 02:53pm

your plant needs grass clippings and lime and sheep manua.in about a week you should start to see buds

woosif
  • 21st Jun 2012 08:30pm

take a sample of the soil around its roots first bunnings test free for you then you might have to add lime to soil and fertiliser - possibly too much wet or not enough too! depends if in pot - better in earth

woosif
  • 21st Jun 2012 08:30pm

take a sample of the soil around its roots first bunnings test free for you then you might have to add lime to soil and fertiliser - possibly too much wet or not enough too! depends if in pot - better in earth

woosif
  • 21st Jun 2012 08:30pm

take a sample of the soil around its roots first bunnings test free for you then you might have to add lime to soil and fertiliser - possibly too much wet or not enough too! depends if in pot - better in earth

Anonymous
  • 19th Nov 2011 09:32pm

my sound rude but get guys to pee on it trust me it works my friend did it as hers wouldnt grow and now it has .. funnyhey

Sagitarius
  • 3rd Nov 2011 09:49am

It doesnt sound nice but it works put urine aound the base of lemon tree.

bluegirl
  • 19th Aug 2011 08:24pm

The cloudy ammonia is a new one I haven't heard of, have to try it. yates.com.au is a good gardening site, you can ask questions.

jjdrer
  • 18th Aug 2011 12:28pm

It may be that the centre isn't getting enough air circulation, but be careful that you don't overexpose the inside of the branches so much that they get sunburnt in the hot weather (I heard that on the gardening show on radio last week). Are giving it good soakings regularly instead of small smounts each time ? Are watering too close to the trunk and not at the drip line where its main roots are. If the tree leaves are yellow, the tree may need Sulphate of Iron which is readily available in gardening sections of stores such as KMart, Bunnings, similar stores or garden centres.

ted
  • 18th Aug 2011 11:47am

one teaspoon of epson salts to 5 litres every 6 weeks

Tish
  • 18th May 2011 11:43am

I have found 1 teaspoon of Epsom Salts sprinkled around the drip line in autumn and spring is very worth while

kaz
  • 17th May 2011 12:51pm

Fertilize with miracle gro and make up some homemade white oil to spray for any bugs and scales. Oil, dishwash and water. I have a few hints and measurements for above oil on my website http://kazzashomegardeninghintstipsandproducts.com/

Anonymous
  • 15th May 2011 08:32am

Ask a male (son, friend, lover, hubby) to pee on the ground near the tree. Lemons will grow then!!!

dot
  • 2nd May 2011 05:50pm

when the boys need to tinkle, get them to urinate under the tree. There are heaps of nutrients in th urine.

Jim 007
  • 21st Apr 2011 08:37am

Hello,they say cow manure is good for citrus.Cheers Jimbo !

Doc
  • 19th Apr 2011 07:41am

Hi,
It sounds like a lack of food for the tree.
Try some fertilizer.
Gary

Sassa
  • 21st Mar 2011 01:11pm

Hi, I am new on this site. If your Lemon tree is getting lumps on it you need to prune this back and give it some citrus feed and plenty of water. Then next season you should have succulent lemons.

I have always had an abundants of lemons which is great for everyday use and things like Lemon Cordial. Good luck. Enjoy your Lemons. They cost heaps if you buy them in the shop so I have been told.

giznjack
  • 16th Mar 2011 09:27pm

It is fact that urine is a good source of fertiliser for the lemon tree, BUT you must water it in, not leave it at full strength. Also it only requires a dose of urine once per week.

Sassa
  • 21st Mar 2011 01:13pm
It is fact that urine is a good source of fertiliser for the lemon tree, BUT you must water it in, not leave it at full strength. Also it only requires a dose of urine once per week.

Yes, urine is good for Lemon's!! I told my youngest son on the weekend and he looked at me as if I was weird (he's only 6)!!

aussiestuckinkiwiland
  • 11th Mar 2011 12:49pm

the plant might need pruning back or citrus food in pellet form. It could be an ornamental tree & not meant to grow lemons

codge
  • 18th Feb 2011 08:37am

you should urinate, or pour your urine on the root system area around the trunk to supply much needed nitrogen to the soil and plant.
Or, it might be a grafted plant and that might be your problem.
Ask your local nursery people,they will be able to assist.

Maggie
  • 8th Feb 2011 06:55pm

i WILL TELL U WHAT WE HAVE DONE- WE STARTED TO PUT INTO THE POT WITH THE SOIL ALL THE RESTS OF OUR FILTER COFFEE...AS FAR AS I KNOW- LEMONS LOVE ACIDS...AND COFFEE CAN PROVIDE SOME IN ABSOLUTELY NATURAL WAYS :) TRY IT OUT-AT LEAST WILL NOT HARM UR PLANT :) CHEERS
MAGY

kiwiana
  • 8th Feb 2011 08:05am

I had a n orange tree with the same problem. Then I put grass clipping around the tree and it has given it a new lease of life. and is produing nicely. Good Luck

Anonymous
  • 29th Jan 2011 01:46pm

Is your tree self pollinating - a Lisbon lemon is.

Does it flower, if not you could try watering in some potash sprinkled around the waterline of the tree - just inside the outer leaf area

Anonymous
  • 14th Jan 2011 03:42pm

have you tried to take a pee on your plant it dose help i have i big lemon tree and get 100-200 lemon each year and i pee on my tree every day

Geni
  • 20th Dec 2010 12:32am

If you can get your hands on cast iron shavings, make a channel around the tree about 2ft away from the trunk, dig the iron in & watch the lemons pop out. My dad had a lemon tree which would not thrive, he dug the iron in and now he has so many lemons he can't give them away.

jet
  • 1st Dec 2010 10:03pm

Dear Baggage
its a well known fact that a male must "Pee"on the ground surrounding a lemon tree - its got something to do with the acidity of urine (I think) anyway its always worked for me. My Granny (bless her soul) told me this and we always had lemons. What have you got to lose? Good luck ps make sure its in a sunny position

cas
  • 16th Nov 2010 10:19pm

I had a lovely lemon (Myer) given to me as a young tree. It took about 4 years for it to flower and produce a few small fruit. I watered it regularly, would prune the centre to allow it to breathe and by 7 years of age if was almost bending over with the most delicious and juicy fruits. I think it is a matter of waiting for it to happen. It takes time is all.

Sarandipity
  • 9th Nov 2011 09:57am
I had a lovely lemon (Myer) given to me as a young tree. It took about 4 years for it to flower and produce a few small fruit. I watered it regularly, would prune the centre to allow it to...

Yes fruit trees take a while to get their act together. My lemon trees took at least 6 years to fruit . No there is no stopping them. I have myer and lisbon.

dlrmatrix
  • 16th Nov 2010 09:19pm

hmm i recall when i was a kid i was always told to pee on the tree and it always produced great lemons lol .. seriously lol

baggage
  • 9th Nov 2010 08:47pm

Please assist MY Roses, have black spots on the Leaves, as flowers have come up. Any suggestions?

Mick
  • 5th Nov 2010 04:37pm

Other than the lack of fruit, does the tree appear otherwise healthy? ie dark green leaves with no bulbous lumps on the trunk or braches?

jet
  • 11th Dec 2010 09:01am
Hi Mick, Lemon tree looks really healthy dark green leaves although I have noticed bulbous lump on the branches. It has start to flower still not one sign of lemons growing.

Hi Baggage, the lumps on the lemon tree are probably wasps - you have to cut the branches with the lumps off and your branches will reshoot -anywhere there's a lump just cut the branches off. HAPPY PRUNING

wendel
  • 3rd Dec 2010 05:06pm
Hi Mick, Lemon tree looks really healthy dark green leaves although I have noticed bulbous lump on the branches. It has start to flower still not one sign of lemons growing.

Don't forget to fertilize the tree, needs plenty when trying to produce fruit. Spray for bugs also.

weerobby
  • 17th Nov 2010 12:51pm
Hi Mick, Lemon tree looks really healthy dark green leaves although I have noticed bulbous lump on the branches. It has start to flower still not one sign of lemons growing.

try feeding it with citrus fertiliser with trace elements and also sulphate of potash, fish emulsion like charlie carp can also help and keep the water up

weerobby
  • 17th Nov 2010 12:50pm
Hi Mick, Lemon tree looks really healthy dark green leaves although I have noticed bulbous lump on the branches. It has start to flower still not one sign of lemons growing.

try feeding it with citrus fertiliser with trace elements and also sulphate of potash, fish emulsion like charlie carp can also help and keep the water up

baggage
  • 7th Nov 2010 03:31pm
Other than the lack of fruit, does the tree appear otherwise healthy? ie dark green leaves with no bulbous lumps on the trunk or braches?

Hi Mick, Lemon tree looks really healthy dark green leaves although I have noticed bulbous lump on the branches. It has start to flower still not one sign of lemons growing.

Hillicent
  • 22nd Sep 2010 05:51pm

have you pruned your lemon tree? you can google for tips on doing that. and always check for citrus wasp which needs to be removed and thrown in the garbage (NOT the greenbin).
the cloudy amonia idea sounds good - shall try that!

baggage
  • 24th Sep 2010 09:30pm
have you pruned your lemon tree? you can google for tips on doing that. and always check for citrus wasp which needs to be removed and thrown in the garbage (NOT the greenbin).
the cloudy...

thanks for the information. I have tried the cloudy ammonia, I will let both know how my lemon tree comes along.

REGARDS,
Milly

DiDi
  • 10th Sep 2010 10:51pm

Yes it is the one you buy at the supermarket. Well it is the one I used. Good luck.

Vili
  • 17th Feb 2012 08:53pm
thanks

Make sure that the soil you plant the lemon is full of animal manure

baggage
  • 11th Sep 2010 05:46am
Yes it is the one you buy at the supermarket. Well it is the one I used. Good luck.

thanks

DiDi
  • 10th Sep 2010 08:38pm

My lemons had brown spots in them a friend told me to mix a bottle of Cloudy Ammonia with a bucket of water and pour that around the drip line. This season we have the biggest and juicest ever. So give that a try.
Didi

BirdieBlue
  • 20th Jul 2012 09:53am
My lemons had brown spots in them a friend told me to mix a bottle of Cloudy Ammonia with a bucket of water and pour that around the drip line. This season we have the biggest and juicest ever. So...

It's important to know what the pH of your soil is before doing this, ammonia enriches the soil but also makes it more basic. Soils are most commonly acidic, and most plants prefer slightly acidic soils, pH around 6-6.5, lemons prefer slightly more acidic conditions. There are home pH test kits available in garden stores and in some super markets at low prices.

DiDi
  • 13th Jan 2011 10:07pm
Hello DiDi, After months of trying to get my Lemon Tree growing healthy, I took your advise and I have a tree full of green lemons on their way. This has saved me a lot frustration.
Once...

Hi Milly,
I'm glad that your Lemon Tree is now happy and showing you how happy it is. cheers DiDi

baggage
  • 13th Jan 2011 04:53am
My lemons had brown spots in them a friend told me to mix a bottle of Cloudy Ammonia with a bucket of water and pour that around the drip line. This season we have the biggest and juicest ever. So...

Hello DiDi, After months of trying to get my Lemon Tree growing healthy, I took your advise and I have a tree full of green lemons on their way. This has saved me a lot frustration.
Once again thanks . Kind regards, Milly

baggage
  • 10th Sep 2010 09:06pm
My lemons had brown spots in them a friend told me to mix a bottle of Cloudy Ammonia with a bucket of water and pour that around the drip line. This season we have the biggest and juicest ever. So...

Hi-Cloudy Ammonia,is this bought from the supermarket?
Thanks I will try you suggestion

baggage
  • 20th Aug 2010 10:46am

Also can anyone assist with any sites are available
about Herbs. Thanks

spog777
  • 10th Nov 2012 10:49pm
Also can anyone assist with any sites are available
about Herbs. Thanks

Some citrus trees take a few years to mature - the tree won't produce fruit if "it feels" it's not ready or the climate is negative for flower production.

Have you had any signs of flowering, how old is your tree, what do you feed it and does it get much daily sunlight - bit like having a child isn't it :)

kaz
  • 17th May 2011 12:52pm
Also can anyone assist with any sites are available
about Herbs. Thanks

http://kazzashomegardeninghintstipsandproducts.com/
any questions about herbs send email to knoycie@hotmail.com and I will find the answer for you. Many good products listed here as well.

Anonymous
  • 17th Nov 2010 10:35am
Also can anyone assist with any sites are available
about Herbs. Thanks

Try www.about.com they cover a whole range of gardening topics and anything else you might have an interest in

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