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I have a very young, 3 year old Guava plant (psidium guavja). It's doing really well; growing  even in the winter months. It's in pot and I intend to keep it that way. 

I'd be grateful for advice from expert gardeners on best type of fertiliser to use. Also, when and how often to feed. 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,554
    My brother has guava trees in his garden in sub tropical Queensland.

    When I visited him I saw them growing in quite poor soil that was very well drained. No frosts, of course. And lots and lots of sunshine. They were about 5 metres tall as I recall and had roots that spread out to about the same radius.

    I don’t know why he grew them because nobody in the house would eat them. 🙂

    Other than growing them in pots as a project I doubt if you will ever see them live to an age. They need a lot of things we just don’t have here in UK.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Thank you for taking the time today to reply. Guava is probably my favourite fruit and so it's rather shocking to hear that no one in your brother's house will eat them!

    I have read that, given the right care, common Guava is quite easy to grow in the UK.

    I will perservere. 
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,554
    Good luck! 🙂
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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