How to care for your guava tree once you get it in soil. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
If you have limited space or don’t want a huge tree, you can try growing guava in containers. Initially, plant them in a pot about 12 inches and each year replant in a slightly bigger container. Use good quality potting mix and make sure your pot has good drainage.
If you plant more than one guava tree, give about 15-25 feet of spacing between each one. Most guava trees can grow tall, and some have a wide-reaching growth habit.
After planting, water growing guava trees every other day and then once a week for the first year. Guava tees appreciate a deep watering but allow the soil to dry before you water again. It also loves a good organic mulch. Try using leaves, hay, compost, or grass clippings. Guava are heavy feeders, so fertilize them once every month or so. Use a well-balanced fertilizer or one with a slightly higher nitrogen reading.
To keep Guava trees aesthetic look, try to prune them in a wine glass pattern. Prune your container-planted tree in early summer to keep it compact.
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