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emve

From Haugesund. With 3 children and a husband who's seemingly constantly away on business, I garden like it could save my life - and it probably does!

Citrus limon syn. Citrus x limonia

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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emve

This weekend we finally got to celebrate my birthday, and this lemon tree was one of my presents. Lucky me! I wonder how I know when it is time to pick those two yellow fruits?

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cyndi

They look ripe now #link https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/harvesting-lemons.htm

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columbiariver

Happy birthday to you! Keep us posted on the fruit!

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gjones

Happy birthday! What a great gift😍

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emve

Thank you @cyndi, that was a really useful link! You seem to have information on just about anything! I will be trying one of the lemons soon, so exciting! There is also a green one and some tiny beginnings of fruit as well, so hopefully I won't mess this up - imagine having my own (small) supply of homegrown lemons, that would be such a luxury!

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emve

Thank you @columbiariver and @gjones. I have always wanted a lemon tree, but I had decided it was too extravagant to just go out and buy one. I do have a citrus that I started from seed about 15 years ago. That tree looks great, but chances of fruit probably aren't great, as I used a clementine (I think) from the supermarket, and I'm sure they are accustomed to a lot more light and warmth than I can give.

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columbiariver

This will be such a treat for you then. It's nice to get a good nursery grown one. It will be stronger.

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cyndi

Happy birthday belated sorry for so late and you are welcome. It should produce fruit unless it was the type some companies spray with sprays that wont allow to come to fruit. All organic fruit in stores with seed will produce tho if ya find stuff on sale save the seeds and try. Its worth it. You get your money back 10fold ++. And even if it doest fruit you have planted 1 more tree needed for shelter shade oxygen. Lol. Xoxoxoxo

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emve

Thanks @cyndi. One more tree is always good. While forest areas are disappearing everywhere, here in my garden it is all about reforestation -- for wildlife and against wind!

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cyndi

Xoxo

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