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By Karenb

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i have just bought a lemon and orange tree. they will live in pots in garden and then garden room in winter. what type of soil should i pot them into.



I would use something fast draining, and slightly acid--not sure what the proper John Innes number would be. Here in the States, we generally use a mixture of all purpose potting "soil", plus sand and pumice.

15 Jun, 2013


I would use john innes no 2, but if they're grown in the ground they prefer a slightly acid soil, as Tugbrethil says, and as j i is not acid, perhaps an occasional feed with ericaceous fertilizer would be beneficial, Derek.

16 Jun, 2013

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