Please note, when planting in a pot, be sure to choose a dwarf lemon variety, such as Dwarf Tahitian Lime.
Choose a pot at least 600mm wide. Position in full sun and fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter . TIP: Consider placing the pot on pot feet if you live in a cold area, so it can be easily moved inside or to a more protected spot in winter.
Remove the shrub from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Water in well.
Water deeply, 2-3 times during the week, depending on weather conditions.
If you’re short of sunny spots in the garden, grow citrus in pots that can be moved to take advantage of changing patterns of sunlight.
In heavy clay soils, it’s best to put extra effort into soil preparation. To check if your soil needs improving, dig a hole and pour a bucket of water into the hole – if it takes more than 30 minutes to disappear, then you will need to work your soil. Consider raising the level of the bed as much as possible, dig in gypsum and plenty of Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser