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My avocado plants look like poo!

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by Amber J on April 22, 2005 02:35 AM

For the first time a few months ago, I actually got 3 avocado seeds to sprout and grow into a plant, about 2' high. I have since repotted it, along with a stake to keep it sturdy. I used SuperThrive, then I put some avocado fertilizer in there. That was about 4 weeks ago. The leaves on this plant have been droopy ever since and have not perked up.

In another pot, I planted the other 2. One plant has dropped all its leaves, and the other plant has one very sorry looking little leaf that is droopy, brown and crispy on the edges and about to fall off.

What have I done? [Eek!] How can I fix it?
by Jiffymouse on April 22, 2005 05:05 AM
amber, you were heavy handed with the fertilizer. most folks think if a little is good, more is bettter, but it isn't. so you burnt the leaves. if the plant is still viable, you can wash the fertilizer out by letting water run through the pot (or just repotting) for about half an hour. there are others who can tell you more, but that will get you fixed up.

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