The unplanned growth of cities made the green areas diminished, however, it doesn’t mean we will not remain in touch with nature, but there is a great need to bring a little nature into our homes. With this, the buildings are gaining large balconies, around pools, recreation areas and even orchards to attract frugivorous birds, where we can live with nature. And why not have a fruit tree at home?
One of the main requirements to cultivate a fruitful is to choose a very large vessel, so that plant roots can grow and develop.
It all starts with the chosen species, those most suited to this type is the Acerola, Pomegranate, Surinam cherry, and lemon.
After the choice of species and the vessel, we go to the substrate, which should have a good structure with soil that mixed with sand and other humus, also adding the compost 4 – 14 – 08, (this type of fertilizer is very important in the formation of roots) and have a drainage system in the vessel, done in a very simple, just putting a layer of expanded clay or gravel, and a geotextile blanket, to separate the stones, this system is essential to drain the water from irrigation.
After we finish this procedure, we put the changes carefully, preserving its clod of soil that protects the roots, and fill the vessel to the top. With the completion of planting, is recommended to cover the surface of the soil with gravel or wood chips, besides being more beautiful, coverage protects and keeps the moisture in the vessel.
In general, the symptoms are very obvious if the plant has the deficiency nutrient, as yellowish areas on leaves. Another important aspect is the control of pests and diseases, as mealybugs and insects that attack the leaves, therefore constant inspections to make your fruit does not have the leaf area affected, bringing a lower absorption of light and oxygen, thus impairing the production of fruit.
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