Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Meyer Lemon

First lemon of the season
Gosh, I love lemons. When I was a kid I would eat them with salt. I don't do that anymore because I like to try to keep the enamel on my teeth but I still use them a lot for cooking and drinks. I even use the peels to scent vinegar, which we use for most of our household cleaning.

Quite a cluster of buds! They smell so wonderful when they bloom.
Right before we moved this year, I bought a little bare root Meyer lemon tree. Citrus does not survive the winter here in NW Arkansas, so if I wanted to grow yummy lemons myself, I needed to find a dwarf indoor variety. I couldn't find a tree locally, and these guys were around $70 on Amazon.com so I took a risk and bought mine on ebay. It actually bloomed about a month after I planted it here, but I let it get too dry and it lost the wee little fruit very early. I thought I would have to wait a year before it bloomed again, but after giving it a bit of tomato booster from Nitron Industries, my little tree starting putting on tons of buds!

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1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of having a lemon tree! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures


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