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Small but colourful September harvest

2 Oct

The onions have been curing for a while, I just couldn’t decided what to do with them so finally putting them in the fridge.

Besides onions, there are some cherry bell peppers from a plant that survived from last year, some jalape├▒o chili peppers, tomatoes, lemons and tiny eggplants I decided to harvest early.

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First ever homegrown pink lemonade lemons!

2 Oct

Started my Autumn clean up today and checked up on my little lemons which seem to have been growing for a whole year. The peel felt soft, like old lemons so I decided it was time to harvest.

Look at these cuties!

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My tree is still pretty small and unhealthy looking but at least I got three little lemons.

I was pleased to see this when I cut one open.

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Lots of juicy flesh!

I decided to make a butter lemon drizzle by heating lemon juice, butter and sugar. Tasted so delightful on waffles!

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August Update – Other things growing in the edible garden….

6 Aug

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First ever variegated pink lemonade lemons and Tango mandarins

13 Mar

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Potting up container Fruit trees. Hopefully doing it right this time!

21 Feb

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Some of my container fruit trees look so sad. Even though I gave them a larger pot and fresh dirt a year ago. I had to investigate what was happening underneath the soil as I leaves kept dropping no matter what I sprayed or how much a fertilized (without over fertilizing).

When I took them out of the pots, i was sad to see some of the poor trees root were still in the shape of their previous pots ­čśŽ this meant 1)I hadn’t done it properly and/or 2) I didn’t change the pot soon enough.

I need to read up some more about potting up but I remember seeing videos about using a fork to tease out the roots do I did that. I also carefully removed the old dirt from the root ball.

I noticed some dirt was thick like dark clay, and some other parts was dry and crumbly. I don’t think thats a good sign!

Hopefully I didn’t mess too much with the roots to distress the trees too much.

Here are my two trees that had the saddest roots.

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Disection of fallen Pink Lemonade Lemon! SLIDESHOW

8 Jan

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Pink lemonade little lemons

11 Dec

I have had this little pink lemonade tree for a year and I haven’t had any luck with any fruit yet. It produces some very fragrant white flowers that attract many bees but all the little lemons seem to drop after a few weeks. These little guys are the biggest ones I have ever had. Hopefully they will ripen to full size. They grow very slowly and since I have never grown any citrus before, I am not sure if this is normal. 20111211-093043.jpg

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