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Hi,

I recently started my Adventure with Avocado`s planted them about Feb This Year about 2 weeks apart first one was trial and error mostly main sprout died just after showing up then i got it over watered and root bound second one was a much bigger success, no issues until recently, Leaves started to curl and leaves started to brown, bottle on the picture is what they are watered with roughly once a week i try to water them with rain water but due to recent droughts i had to use tap water that was allowed to "Breathe" for at least 2 hours, after inspecting roots they seem to be fine no sign of root and are white-creamy in colour, soil is a mix of compost and flower soil no feed has been added, white spot in pot is dried skin from the pit

 
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Hi,

I recently started my Adventure with Avocado`s planted them about Feb This Year about 2 weeks apart first one was trial and error mostly main sprout died just after showing up then i got it over watered and root bound second one was a much bigger success, no issues until recently, Leaves started to curl and leaves started to brown, bottle on the picture is what they are watered with roughly once a week i try to water them with rain water but due to recent droughts i had to use tap water that was allowed to "Breathe" for at least 2 hours, after inspecting roots they seem to be fine no sign of root and are white-creamy in colour, soil is a mix of compost and flower soil no feed has been added, white spot in pot is dried skin from the pit

I would say it's a nutrient deficiency. You said you haven't fed the plants so those plants are WAAAY overdue. And please, stay away from synthetic fertilizers such as MiricalGro
 
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I would say it's a nutrient deficiency. You said you haven't fed the plants so those plants are WAAAY overdue. And please, stay away from synthetic fertilizers such as MiricalGro
Ok will do :) and yeah got some natural compost in my garden, but on the other hand i read somewhere that Avocados don`t like to be fertilized for the first year
 
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Ok will do :) and yeah got some natural compost in my garden, but on the other hand i read somewhere that Avocados don`t like to be fertilized for the first year
Well, it is true that they don't like to have a full meal but to starve a plant the size of yours is bound to cause some problems. All of the nutrients that they receive for the first few months comes from the pit until their feeder roots become established at which time they start to slowly feed the plant until the nutrients in the pit are all used up. If you plan to keep the plants in containers you will need to use organic fertilizers and not synthetics because synthetics leave behind mineral salts which in time build up to plant damaging proportions.
 
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Well, it is true that they don't like to have a full meal but to starve a plant the size of yours is bound to cause some problems. All of the nutrients that they receive for the first few months comes from the pit until their feeder roots become established at which time they start to slowly feed the plant until the nutrients in the pit are all used up. If you plan to keep the plants in containers you will need to use organic fertilizers and not synthetics because synthetics leave behind mineral salts which in time build up to plant damaging proportions.
To think of it now, i did mix in some compost after first re-potting about 2 months ago, mix was about 1 part of compost and 3 parts of flower soil
 
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To think of it now, i did mix in some compost after first re-potting about 2 months ago, mix was about 1 part of compost and 3 parts of flower soil
Compost is not a fertilizer unless it is made of sufficient NPK components. Depending on what your compost was made up of it probably had very little in the way of plant nutrients. Also plant soil must have sufficient micro-organisms to break down the organic compost into a form in which the plant is able to uptake its nutrients. Most packaged plant soils have been sterilized to prevent harmful pathogens
 
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Compost is not a fertilizer unless it is made of sufficient NPK components. Depending on what your compost was made up of it probably had very little in the way of plant nutrients. Also plant soil must have sufficient micro-organisms to break down the organic compost into a form in which the plant is able to uptake its nutrients. Most packaged plant soils have been sterilized to prevent harmful pathogens
Ok all clear now ;) as for the compost its general garden waste, grass and other plants + some charcoal ash and bit of food waste,

i`ll try to find something in My garden Centre :)
 
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Ok all clear now ;) as for the compost its general garden waste, grass and other plants + some charcoal ash and bit of food waste,

i`ll try to find something in My garden Centre :)
Please read Molasses the Wonder Drug in the Organic gardening forum. Molasses doesn't do anything for the plant itself but it does wonders for the soil.
 
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