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Potted fruit plants


Question: potted fruit plants


hi.I had a gift of fruit plants in pots, age 3, years. I can still stay in pots, before permanently residing them. What precaution should I take?.

Answer: potted fruit plants


Dear Vito,
in fact the fruit plants are a little tight in the pots in which they are sold in the nursery, and the best thing to do would be to put them in the ground, in full ground or in a larger container; if, however, for various reasons, you are unable to move them, you can continue to keep them in a pot, and put them down later.
The main problem is due to the size of the vessel, the smaller they are, the smaller the plant's root system will be, and therefore it will be more likely to suffer due to excess water shortages, heat and cold.
Place the pots in a fairly sunny area, but possibly receiving the shade in the hottest hours of the day, especially in June, July and August.
Avoid leaving the soil dry or soaked for a long time, and then arranged to ensure that the plants receive the correct watering, whenever the soil has dried well from the previous watering.
From April to September also provide fertilizer for flowering plants, every 12-15 days, mixed with irrigation water; if you wish, instead of using a fertilizer to dissolve in water, you can put a spoonful of slow-release granular fertilizer into each jar; if you have other fruit plants buy a special plant for these plants, if instead you only have these in pots, you can for now also in this case use fertilizer for flowering plants.
When you have time and space you can repot the plants or plant them in the ground; this operation can be carried out at any time of the year, except on days of frost or hot weather and summer heat; a small tree is always happy when it is moved from a small vase to a position where it can enjoy a greater amount of land. If you move the plants while they are still in vegetation, avoid touching the earthen bread around the roots, which could otherwise be damaged by the transfer.