Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

duets
Let's hear it for Lemons!
by duets
March 21, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Anyone growing a lemon tree this year? If so plz share your advice. Oh, & don't forget the garlic!

 

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  • amerslynn
    March 23, 2012 at 10:35 PM
    Thanks! I'll check that out.


    Quoting duets:

    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.



  • mamabearlehman
    April 1, 2012 at 7:28 PM
    I was just saying that we should plant lemon and lime trees. We are putting an orange tree in the front yard in a few weeks. I'm so excited. What is the garlic and lemon thing? I'm new and have so much to learn
  • duets
    by duets
    April 1, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    "When planted by the base of lemon trees, garlic can help repel insects such as snails, aphids, moths and deer. Also, garlic has the natural fungicide sulfur that lemon trees will absorb through the roots, preventing disease such as mildew. When planting garlic by lemon trees that are already...."

    Read more: How to Plant Garlic Next to Lemon Trees | Garden Guides http://www.gardenguides.com/121880-plant-garlic-next-lemon-trees.html#ixzz1qpzXdgGV

    Welcome, it's companion gardening, which does both plants good.   Good luck on your citrus tree(s)!!!

    Quoting mamabearlehman:

    I was just saying that we should plant lemon and lime trees. We are putting an orange tree in the front yard in a few weeks. I'm so excited. What is the garlic and lemon thing? I'm new and have so much to learn

     

  • TexasWife
    April 1, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    I have a lime tree. Well that is what the tag said. Thornless Mexican Lime Tree.Any helpful hints for a newbie?

    Quoting michiganmom116:

    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!


  • michiganmom116
    April 1, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    Keep it watered.  Ours died b/c I forgot to water it....bad plant mama!

    Quoting TexasWife:

    I have a lime tree. Well that is what the tag said. Thornless Mexican Lime Tree.Any helpful hints for a newbie?

    Quoting michiganmom116:

    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!



  • duets
    by duets
    May 3, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Oh, sorry Michiganmom, oh well, plant another!  Yes, by all means, remember to water!!!!!  I have mine by the front door, so I see it daily to remind me, lol.

    Quoting michiganmom116:

    Keep it watered.  Ours died b/c I forgot to water it....bad plant mama!

    Quoting TexasWife:

    I have a lime tree. Well that is what the tag said. Thornless Mexican Lime Tree.Any helpful hints for a newbie?

    Quoting michiganmom116:

    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!




  • duets
    by duets
    May 31, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    The leaves on my lemon tree are turning kinda yellowish brown.  I am now deep watering it, I hope this helps.

    http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=15555

  • duets
    by duets
    November 14, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    Epsom Salt does wonders for keeping the leaves green!  Place around the base of the trunk, then water.  Give it a day or so & you won't believe how healthy the leaves will look.

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