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How to grow citrus plants


Learn how to reinvigorate your citrus plants by watching Monty prune back woody growth and refresh compost. Follow his advice on watering citrus plants and providing them with the correct balance of ventilation and protection from the cold.

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galloway130 24/11/2011 at 15:28

My lemon grows good and produces white buds and flowers, but still after 5 years still has not produced any fruit. what can I do.

lilymaewebster 24/11/2011 at 15:28

i have seven young citrus plants(lemons) and have found this informaion so easy to follow and very infromative.
thanyou monty.

homebird 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I wasn't sure when to prune my Calamondin. I was afraid of doing it harm as it's flowering and fruiting well but getting leggy. This is easy to follow.

Cosy Toes 01/04/2012 at 02:20

I`m new to citrus growing so this was very helpful, particularly the watering info. I bought my first citrus (lemon) last autumn and it is still alive and is now flowering. Won a Buddha`s Hand a couple of months ago - I was frightened of overwatering it so didn`t give it much and the poor thing ended up with quite a few crispy dry leaves. Just bought a little orange last week which is still waiting to be potted on.

Dragon 87 01/04/2012 at 13:39

Hi .. I planted an orange pip about 15 yrs ago ....Still growing & loves the sun ..

Last summer had first flowers ... After Bees covered it ... now have small fruits forming !

The fruit if anything may not come to much as the original stock was unknown

My point is that i've found them very forgiving  ..,  much light & keep scale insect @' bay with mild soap & a toothbrush ( cover the soil in pot from the cleaning solution ! )  I under water if anything!   

Just seen Monts' video ... Sage advice as always

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