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RE: I like fall

You're in zone 7, is your lemon tree outside all winter? I think mine
would freeze. So I bring it inside and there aren't any pollinators. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Zemuly Sanders
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 4:24 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] I like fall

I don't understand why you lack pollinators either.  My little Meyer
lemon had four fruits this year.  I just picked one last week, and the
others will soon be ripe enough to pick.  It is also in bud.  Last
spring it had dozens of tiny lemons, but I'm sure it would have been
sprawled on the ground if all of them had reached maturity.  This is
only the second year I've overwintered it.  Last year I fed it a week
acid fertilizer once a month and it flourished.
zone  7
West TN
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrea Hodges" <andreah@hargray.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 5:14 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] I like fall

> Why do you have to pollinate the lemon yourself? Is it inside? Just 
> curious. I've been reading Eric Grissell's Insects and Gardens (Great 
> read, and we should all take this man's advice to heart) so this makes

> me curious as to your lack of pollinators.
> A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 4:40 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] I like fall
>> It's seventy degrees, no wind, and clear as anything. The weather the

>> last few weeks has been just wonderful. I think it might have been 
>> almost 80 yesterday. We usually have great weather in October but 
>> November is kind of iffy, this year it's been amazing.
>> I finally got all my patio plants into the greenhouse. Hasn't been 
>> any hurry because it's been so warm - I don't think we've had frost 
>> yet. It got cold enough to blast my peppers and basil right on 
>> schedule, at the end of October, but I still have living tomato 
>> plants in the garden. But everything tender is tucked away now. I 
>> think I will have to do something about spiders in the near future 
>> though. I haven't seen any more black widows but there are webs from 
>> other kinds showing up weekly, and I'm sure I brought in a few more 
>> with this weekend. I thought about spraying everything down before 
>> putting it inside but in the end I didn't, just wanted to get the job

>> done. Hope I don't regret that...I didn't see any whiteflies but it 
>> doesn't mean there weren't some lurking. I got the pond filter
cleaned too, and watered the dry garden.
>> Oh and my lemon tree has flower buds, I'll have to watch and get out 
>> there with my paintbrush when they open. If I'm really lucky I might 
>> get a lemon next year...but I'll not count my lemons before they're
>> That was about it for the weekend's gardening - I had a riding lesson

>> Saturday morning and then did the gardening chores. Sunday I went 
>> hiking in the morning, helped my husband with some construction when 
>> I got back, and we went riding in our neighborhood in the afternoon. 
>> First time I've taken my new horse out. (Wow, I own a horse - every 
>> now and again this thought smacks me one.)  Anyway we had a nice 
>> relaxing ride, just what I was hoping for. If the weather holds, 
>> we'll trailer up to my sister's on Thanksgiving and go riding before 
>> the feast, I'm looking forward to that.
>> Cyndi
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