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Let's hear it for Lemons!

Posted by on Mar. 21, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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Anyone growing a lemon tree this year? If so plz share your advice. Oh, & don't forget the garlic!

 

by on Mar. 21, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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michiganmom116
by Garden Owner on Mar. 22, 2012 at 6:13 AM

Oh, I WISH!

We had a dwarf citrus tree, with oranges, lemons, and limes.  Never did get a lemon...just a lime and an orange.

I love lemons!

mross63
by on Mar. 22, 2012 at 9:09 AM

This is my first year growing a lemon tree, I have a Bears lime tree also. Just waiting for that first glass of fresh made juice!

evansmommy802
by New Member on Mar. 22, 2012 at 9:25 AM
I actually just ordered a Meyer lemon tree...hoping to get some lemons in a year or two! Curious about others' experience with them...
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norahsmommy
by Member on Mar. 22, 2012 at 9:26 AM
My grandma ha an orange tree in her living room. She grew it from seed and it is now big enough to fruit
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amerslynn
by on Mar. 22, 2012 at 10:06 AM
I would love to have a lemon tree. You can grow them inside? My dd would love it.
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duets
by asst. gardener on Mar. 22, 2012 at 11:20 AM

YES, lemon trees can be grown in a container for the indoors!  Here's a link which speaks of just that.

http://www.plantea.com/lemon-tree-indoor.htm

Quoting amerslynn:

I would love to have a lemon tree. You can grow them inside? My dd would love it.


oredeb
by on Mar. 22, 2012 at 11:23 AM

 ohhh yummmmmmm i grew once years ago! had to keep it inside

duets
by asst. gardener on Mar. 22, 2012 at 11:33 AM

I picked up a Meyer Lemon Tree for the patio, this will be my first.  As long as it is kept trimmed etc it will do fine in a container.  They prefer a citric soil base & fertilizer for citric plants.  The container needs to have plenty of room to allow for root growth.  As wide as it is deep is preferred. 

**If planting in a container, remember to use "potting" soil for citrus plants opposed to regular citrus/garden soil. 

Over time, I plan to put mine in the ground; but that may take years to happen, lol.  Depending upon the type.... they can grow anywhere from 4-8 ft tall.  They also are more bushy trees.  

If ya plan to keep it inside, then you can keep it trimmed to your own taste.  It should/will still produce lemons! 

Tip: during the day, either have it by a window OR place it outside to get sunlight, to help growth. (a rolling base will help to cart it outside & in).

mross63
by on Mar. 23, 2012 at 9:59 AM

I've got blossoms on mine yah!! They smell sooo good. I broke down & made my last batch of store bought juice he he....waiting......

duets
by asst. gardener on Mar. 23, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I found a good article about garlic for the lemon tree & why.

http://www.ehow.com/info_7991060_plant-garlic-lemon-trees.html

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