Shock Therapy


Just a quick post of some pictures that I wanted to share. After moving house in July, I transplanted a number of smaller fruit trees. Most did fine but my small Tahitian lime didn’t look too great with the leaves yellowing and drying up. I recently read about a technique in a Sepp Holzer book called “the shock method” of transplanting. I though I would give it a go as the plant was about to die. The idea is that you strip all the leaves, fruit and flowers off the plant and it will put all its energy into root production. It could be coincidental but it worked for me. The plant has loads of new shoots.


About Healthy Harvest Kitchen Gardens

Healthy Harvest provides a permaculture-based kitchen garden service for existing food growers and people who are inspired to grow food. We sell fresh chemical-free seedlings, seeds and seasonal produce. We also provide educational workshops, courses, gardening consultations and services. We can help with new vegetable garden designs, maintenance of established gardens, or converting and improving existing gardens ready for growing food. Please see our website for more information: Check out our blog at for news and interesting bits and pieces.

Posted on September 14, 2012, in Fruit trees, Gardening techniques and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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