2013 New pink lemonade blueberry – Winter greens and flowering fruit in containers – kale, Swiss Chard, flowering peach and pink blueberries24 Nov
Peach is not flowering so much this year. Hopefully I will get some bigger peaches as there’s fewer flowers.
Swiss chard is so colorful! I grew these along with the kale from seed.
My blueberries are flowering too. I feel like everything flowered a month early this year.
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 jalapeño chili peppers, tomatoes, lemons and tiny eggplants I decided to harvest early.
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!
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.
Lots of juicy flesh!
I decided to make a butter lemon drizzle by heating lemon juice, butter and sugar. Tasted so delightful on waffles!
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 😦 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.
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.