Hello, I'm imagining a Rube Goldberg type plan where I buy five or six bags of soil, and let 20 or 30 starfruit fall off the SF tree (that's like 5-6 days worth or starfruit!!!!!) and then I mix the fruit into the soil, and then I shovel the fruit/soil mixture into the Ficus hedge, which is stressed due to whitefly (I recently got rid of them), and then water the fruit soil mixture to let it soak in. The hedge looks horrible but this .pdf from a University says that whitefly typically are not fatal. If anyone seeing these photos disagrees and thinks my ficus hedge is doomed, let me know. It's even somewhat worse than it looks because some of the greenery you are seeing in this decimated part of the hedge is vines!! How did I let this happen? I'm wondering the same thing. I nominate me for Worst Gardener In The Village. My Starfuit Soil Strategy will not save much money and maybe I should just buy a fertilizer, one video on youtube said get a low number fertilizer for heges, something like 3-9-6. (Agree??) Good idea? Disastrous? Illegal? Florida has more than its share of oddball environmental laws (we are supposed to kill the Iguanas, I refuse!). Any advice would help. The starfruit tree surges three times per year, and it is currently putting out like a slot machine as it is want to do. (Seeking cool points for verbiage, at the end of the day, so to speak.) I pick approx 10 of them off the ground each day, here is two day's harvest. I have tried giving them away but people become less and less enthused each time I do. The last time I visited a friend's house, I saw some of my starfruit in the outdoor birdfeeder! I had brought them some SF two weeks before. Footnote, the birds weren't eating them. I put these and other questions of the crane, and the crane doth not reply.