lime - repot?
durham, United Kingdom
Hi everyone :) I am new here, but see its a good place to come to get advice from experienced people!
I bought a tahiti lime tree. It has only one lime on it, but I am not overly fussed at the moment about it producing fruit and flowers. I want to make it healthy first! It isnt in the best shape i don't think! But I will make it happy in its new home :D
I don't know whether or not to repot. I know it is best to repot in spring when it it just starting new growth, but son't limes have strange growth patterns? I found an earthworm in the soil yesterday, and am not sure if anything migh be doing damage down there! I also do not believe the soil is free draining enough! if i do repot, i hear disturbing the root ball can be dangerous, but dont i want to get rid of the bad soil?
If I repot it, is it going to cause too much stress, or will it live through the stress and come back strongly? I know citrus are fussy and drop leaves and fruits on a whim to show us their displeasure, but I would definitely like to see it get better!
Thank you in advance!!
- 17 Aug, 2008