Transplanted this 1 year-old avocado tree last week (and then went on a 5-day vacation) and it's in a horrible condition. I suspect that the soil was too dry, so I watered plenty when I came back from my trip. I haven't seen any improvement in the last 2 days, so maybe I'm just too late, or something else is wrong. Any advice?
Yep. Actually, I find that if it's colder than they like, letting them dry out makes them go dormant. Though when it gets warmer, they're water pigs.
I have actually killed avocado trees by overwatering in the winter. Either way, hydroton or other expanded clay product really helps keep a happy medium.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
I have one that I’m trying to grow from seed, but every time it grows a new leave it starts browning at tip, which then travels up the rest of the leaf and kills it. I have no idea why. Tried watering more, tried watering less, tried leaving water for 24 hours to allow chlorine to evaporate, but leaves still always die.
Fascinated by anything that increases the sustainability of my garden. Geek out on composting, home made soil amendments etc. Fully intend to have my own homestead/mini farm one day 😁🌱🌻