Hi everyone and Happy Holidays from Puerto Rico.


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We own a house in Humacao, Puerto Rico. The house is less than 1/4 mile from the beach so our soil is slightly sandy with alot of small to medium size rocks and I suspect salty. Ive dug several holes in this dirt when planting and found that at about 2.5 feet, the soil turns to clay.

Ever since the 80's, this plot of land had Bananna, Plantain, Mango, lime and a breadfruit tree. Within the past 10 years or so, we have planted 2 Soursop trees, pigeon peas, a Meyer lemon tree and an avocado tree. After Hurricane Maria, all of the trees were lying on the floor, except for the Mango and lime trees. The Mango tree actually survived because it was between two structures. The lime tree was killed by a family member (after the Hurricane) for specific reasons.

We were able to lift and replant the Meyer lemon, both Soursops and the Avocado tree. Only the Meyer Lemon survives to date. However it has not produced any fruit. We have since planted new soursop, mango, Meyer lemon and avocado trees. Some from seeds and others we purchased from a local nursery.

We are struggling (like most gardners) to keep the pests/infections from killing our trees and/or hurting fruit production. We hope to get some help with our issues from the members of this Forum. Talk to you soon.
 
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