Guava (s) steam of consciouslylylyly sorta Scored a half dead $4 guava in the half dead section of my nursery yesterday this one really is half dead with half the potting mix gone, leaves all burnt in small pot and an probably root bound. I stuck it it a bucket of water last night with a spoonful of sugar and i would have put a little 1/8th asprin into if i had some of the cheap 95c a packet "no-name brand don't ask i don't know Its what i do. Anyway beautiful sunny austum morning today time for the ER ward Fist think look up the web for pH of Guava, from Costa Rica they think interesting, one name Rumberry I like that. "Guavas can take considerable neglect", well this one will have to it already has. 'tropical areas' but will take cold' good "excellent container specimen" it will have to be for a wile until I work out a spot for it and get my soil up to par. "Trees to 33 feet" Shite! it looked like a vine! better look for a large pot (retrieved from the "recycle a pot" bin at another nursery) "Guavas are primarily self-fruitful, although some strains seem to produce more fruit when cross-pollinated with another variety" Well this guy/girl/ girl & guy? will have to amuse himself unless one comes up for $2. "pollinator of guavas is the honeybee. " got those in spades. they Looove my big lilly pilly (lots of seedling down the bottom, must pot some up for swapping & Landcare ('no-money-landcare' locally) "pH range of 5 to 7" finally the info that should be number one. most potting mixes are about six-ish so that's OK, i hope. its bloody near impossible to get things down past 6 without the now banned? peat moss, coco peat doesn't do the job. "Cultivars" Humph! from an Oz brain-dead nursery so they haven't bothered telling me that I have been reading:- https://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/guava.html Ok off to pot up with shirt off and in undies to soak up some free Vitamin D (try not to think about it) O better look up coffee I convinced the assistant they were $4 too. Done 12.30 Too hot to plant big fig, need blood pressure and "brain" pills and coffee, breakfast & ginseng. Great site that above https://www.crfg.org/xref.html Could easily become a Mediterranean to tropical permaculturalsts,' 'want list' or is that NEED list?