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Whether you're a novice or green thumb, there are so many things to know when you garden, on any level. We want to help you with some easy How To's and Tips to help you and your garden be bountiful and rewarding this season!



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TIP: How to Keep Your Citrus Leaves from Turning Yellow

If the leaves are a washed out uniform yellow color, the tree may need to be fed or you may have an issue with water. The nitrogen in fertilizer (the first number) is used by the plant to produce the green color of the leaves. If your plant is nitrogen deficient, the leaves will begin to yellow. The solution is to feed your plant.

Citrus plants will want ample water, but will want to dry out between watering. Give them a good soak, and then let them dry out before the next application of water. You will want the soil near the roots to dry out, not just the surface of the soil.

If the leaves are a washed out yellow color with dark green veins, that’s usually a symptom of iron deficiency. Citrus are high iron feeders. Organic fertilizers do not contain iron. Because iron is a mineral, it’s not considered “organic”. For this reason when using organic fertilizers, we recommend a supplemental feeding of Iron.