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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 Mid WinterMid Winter 2021
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emve

After some trial and a lot of error, I finally manage to keep the greenhouse frost free. But there were quite a few freezing nights that obviously were tough on my citrus. Now there is splitting along the trunk, but I still have hope. Maybe I’m a dreamer, but at this point I need something to believe in.

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kaigia

Oh no!😨 I hope they survive!

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emve

Thanks @kaigia. I am worried, but all I can do now is wait and hope for the best. Luckily, this kind of cold is almost unheard of around here, so next year will probably be better.

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richard.spicer.7906

😣 keeping fingers crossed 🤞🏼 that it will be ok and it’s not too badly damaged

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gjones

Hopefully it’ll self heal.

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emve

I hope so too, @gjones.

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2021
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emve

She doesn’t look happy, but the inner branches look normal. Hopefully she will be fine after some pruning in spring.

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gjones

Fingers crossed. These leaves will probably drop but maybe she’ll send out lots of new growth in spring😊

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2020
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emve

I wonder what will happen to my lemons during winter. I’m pretty sure the tree will survive, but I must admit I worry just a little.

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jacaranda

When will they be ready to pick, Mona? I’m sure they’ll be fine if the tree is ok. 🤞😘

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gjones

Your lemon tree is doing great! I would think it should be fine in your enclosed greenhouse. Looks like the lemons will be ready to pick soon😊

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emve

That big lemon is slowly turning yellow now, but the smaller ones are bright green so I don’t expect them to be ready until spring - if they are still hanging on. I think if I control the moisture, the tree should cope with quite a bit of cold. Air temperature in the greenhouse will go below zero, but I doubt the soil will freeze. @gjones @jacaranda

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gjones

I hope it does well over the winter months. From what I’ve read, some varieties of lemon trees can survive a bit of frost but unripened fruit will probably not survive.

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  • 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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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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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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