Success on project lemon

18 May

I have a success to report!

Green lemon leaves

I posted last month about the Eureka lemon tree I was attempting to nurse back to health. I’ve been keeping it well fed with Dynamic Lifter for citrus and resisting the urge to over water.

It is sitting on the back deck, which gets full sun in summer, but at the moment it’s getting about 4-5 hours a day.

It has greened up nicely and there are flowers!

Tiny lemon flower buds

Now I just need to keep my fingers crossed that they don’t fall off.

10 Responses to “Success on project lemon”

  1. Sarah May 18, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    Hooray!! Fingers crossed the flowers turn into baby lemons.

  2. Asydfoodie May 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    I think you are only supposed to feed in spring and summer. Fertilizer doesn’t melt (?activate?) when it is cold. Doesn’t seem to have done any harm though.

    • L May 18, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

      Oops! I think it needed it though…

  3. Leanne Cole May 19, 2011 at 5:53 am #

    Congratulations. It is great when you have success in the garden, my lemon tree died.

    • L May 19, 2011 at 7:59 am #

      My mandarin looks like it is turning up it’s toes too

      • Leanne Cole May 19, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

        if mine grows mandarins I’ll give you some in exchange for some lemons. Haha

  4. everydayinthegarden May 19, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    Nice going L. It just goes to show where a bit of determination can get you =)

    • L May 19, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

      Thanks 🙂 I’m pretty chuffed.


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