Post by pepperhead212 on Mar 30, 2021 19:57:25 GMT -5
I knew my curry tree would need re-potted this spring, as it would dry out in a very short time after soaking. I sliced off most of the root ball, leaving just a 6" ball. I made some potting mix of peat, perlite, worm castings, vermiculite, and some diatomaceous earth, particles and powder. I put some organic granular fertilizer in it, and when I brought it inside, I moistened it with some Bt israelensis, like I always do with indoor plants. I put it in a 5 gal bucket this time - I might have put it in a slightly larger pot, if I had one, but all I had were much larger ones. Re-potting the curry tree, after cutting off most of the root ball. by pepperhead212, on Flickr
Post by pepperhead212 on Apr 1, 2021 16:22:08 GMT -5
After I looked at that photo, I realized that pot will blow over when outside (why I didn't think about that before, I have no idea!). Unfortunately, almost all plastic pots in that size range are top heavy, but the fabric pots are almost all have a larger diameter than depth. Soooooo...I looked at the 7 gal fabric pots, and the best buy Amazon had on them also said they would be next day delivery! So I did re-re-pot that plant, since I got that order of pots in less than a day! And they actually hold more than 7 gal, judging by the measurements. It definitely should not blow over, while I know that 5 gal bucket would have, for sure. Curry tree, re-potted again, in a 7 gallon fabric pot. by pepperhead212, on Flickr
Since I re-potted it yesterday, it had already perked up, and hadn't dropped a single leaf! I wasn't expecting it to react that quickly.