We now have 8 Meyer Lemon trees and one Key Lime, all in pots so they can be moved into the greenhouse when it’s cold.
My little Key Lime has a ton of limes and has decided to break out in full bloom again. Since it will reside in the greenhouse all winter, I have hope that these blooms will be able to develop into limes . . eventually.
None of my lemon trees are loaded with lemons but they all have a few. Last year, one lemon tree had a dozen lemons on it. I’m not sure that any of them have more than six lemons this year. Knock on wood .. but so far, the grasshoppers have not bothered the lemon or lime trees this year.
It was back in February when I found chinquapin “trees”. They arrived as 12″ minimum leafless, lifeless looking bare root seedlings. I planted them in three separate pots, I babied them all spring and not a single one showed any sign of life so I stuck the pots aside, thinking they were dead. In mid-May, I dug out my receipt and planned to return them for a refund or replacement and never got around to it. The very end of June, I planned to dump them, rinse all the dirt off and return the bare roots and lo and behold . . all three of them had sprouted but were spindly little twigs but we went ahead and planted them the first weekend in July and look at them now. This is actually the smallest one but I was taking pictures with the wind blowing and the other two were blurry.
I doubt we have any chinquapins next year but maybe by 2017 we can have a few.