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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

Last reply: 18th Mar 2013 / 58 replies / Post by baggage

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baggage

Posted by: baggage
Posted: 20th Aug 2010

baggage says: Also can anyone assist with any sites are available
about Herbs. Thanks Reply

John Hughes

Posted by: John Hughes
Posted: 17th Nov 2010

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

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

kaz

Posted by: kaz
Posted: 17th May 2011

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

kaz says: 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. Reply

spog777

Posted by: spog777
Posted: 10th Nov 2012

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

spog777 says: 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 :) Reply

DiDi

Posted by: DiDi
Posted: 10th Sep 2010

DiDi says: 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 Reply

baggage

Posted by: baggage
Posted: 10th Sep 2010

DiDi says: 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...

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

baggage

Posted by: baggage
Posted: 13th Jan 2011

DiDi says: 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...

baggage says: 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 Reply

DiDi

Posted by: DiDi
Posted: 13th Jan 2011

baggage says: 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...

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

Birdie

Posted by: Birdie
Posted: 20th Jul 2012

DiDi says: 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...

Birdie says: 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. Reply

DiDi

Posted by: DiDi
Posted: 10th Sep 2010

DiDi says: Yes it is the one you buy at the supermarket. Well it is the one I used. Good luck. Reply

baggage

Posted by: baggage
Posted: 11th Sep 2010

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

baggage says: thanks Reply

Vili

Posted by: Vili
Posted: 17th Feb 2012

baggage says: thanks

Vili says: Make sure that the soil you plant the lemon is full of animal manure Reply

Hillicent

Posted by: Hillicent
Posted: 22nd Sep 2010

Hillicent says: 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! Reply

baggage

Posted by: baggage
Posted: 24th Sep 2010

Hillicent says: 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...

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

REGARDS,
Milly Reply

Mick

Posted by: Mick
Posted: 5th Nov 2010

Mick says: 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? Reply

baggage

Posted by: baggage
Posted: 7th Nov 2010

Mick says: 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?

baggage says: 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. Reply

weerobby

Posted by: weerobby
Posted: 17th Nov 2010

baggage says: 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.

weerobby says: 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 Reply

weerobby

Posted by: weerobby
Posted: 17th Nov 2010

baggage says: 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.

weerobby says: 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 Reply

wendel

Posted by: wendel
Posted: 3rd Dec 2010

baggage says: 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.

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

jet

Posted by: jet
Posted: 11th Dec 2010

baggage says: 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.

jet says: 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 Reply

baggage

Posted by: baggage
Posted: 9th Nov 2010

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

dlrmatrix

Posted by: dlrmatrix
Posted: 16th Nov 2010

dlrmatrix says: 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 Reply

cas

Posted by: cas
Posted: 16th Nov 2010

cas says: 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. Reply

Sarandipity

Posted by: Sarandipity
Posted: 9th Nov 2011

cas says: 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...

Sarandipity says: 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. Reply

jet

Posted by: jet
Posted: 1st Dec 2010

jet says: 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 Reply

Geni

Posted by: Geni
Posted: 20th Dec 2010

Geni says: 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. Reply

rob

Posted by: rob
Posted: 14th Jan 2011

rob says: 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 Reply

Shady

Posted by: Shady
Posted: 29th Jan 2011

Shady says: 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 Reply

kiwiana

Posted by: kiwiana
Posted: 8th Feb 2011

kiwiana says: 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 Reply

Maggie

Posted by: Maggie
Posted: 8th Feb 2011

Maggie says: 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 Reply

codge

Posted by: codge
Posted: 18th Feb 2011

codge says: 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. Reply

aussiestuckinkiwiland

Posted by: aussiestuckinkiwiland
Posted: 11th Mar 2011

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

deb

Posted by: deb
Posted: 16th Mar 2011

deb says: 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. Reply

Sassa

Posted by: Sassa
Posted: 21st Mar 2011

deb says: 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 says: 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)!! Reply

Sassa

Posted by: Sassa
Posted: 21st Mar 2011

Sassa says: 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. Reply

Doc

Posted by: Doc
Posted: 19th Apr 2011

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

Jim 007

Posted by: Jim 007
Posted: 21st Apr 2011

Jim 007 says: Hello,they say cow manure is good for citrus.Cheers Jimbo ! Reply

dot

Posted by: dot
Posted: 2nd May 2011

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

spunkychick

Posted by: spunkychick
Posted: 15th May 2011

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

kaz

Posted by: kaz
Posted: 17th May 2011

kaz says: 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/ Reply

Tish

Posted by: Tish
Posted: 18th May 2011

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

ted

Posted by: ted
Posted: 18th Aug 2011

ted says: one teaspoon of epson salts to 5 litres every 6 weeks Reply

Blossom

Posted by: Blossom
Posted: 18th Aug 2011

Blossom says: 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. Reply

bluegirl

Posted by: bluegirl
Posted: 19th Aug 2011

bluegirl says: 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. Reply

Sagitarius

Posted by: Sagitarius
Posted: 3rd Nov 2011

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

kellym

Posted by: kellym
Posted: 19th Nov 2011

kellym says: 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 Reply

woosif

Posted by: woosif
Posted: 21st Jun 2012

woosif says: 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 Reply

woosif

Posted by: woosif
Posted: 21st Jun 2012

woosif says: 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 Reply

woosif

Posted by: woosif
Posted: 21st Jun 2012

woosif says: 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 Reply

prettygirl

Posted by: prettygirl
Posted: 24th Jun 2012

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

Robyn

Posted by: Robyn
Posted: 27th Jun 2012

Robyn says: 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. Reply

Debs

Posted by: Debs
Posted: 30th Jun 2012

Debs says: 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. Reply

diane1

Posted by: diane1
Posted: 29th Jul 2012

diane1 says: Hi, your lemon tree needs lots of sun Reply

freesias

Posted by: freesias
Posted: 29th Jul 2012

freesias says: 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 :)

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dazzle1218

Posted by: dazzle1218
Posted: 1st Oct 2012

dazzle1218 says: 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 :) Reply

simla

Posted by: simla
Posted: 11th Oct 2012

simla says: 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. Reply

lyne

Posted by: lyne
Posted: 9th Feb 2013

lyne says: 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. Reply

pammyt0013

Posted by: pammyt0013
Posted: 18th Mar 2013

pammyt0013 says: Hi i have heard that you have to have more than one citrus,so plant another one or two close together.
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