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Re: Requiem for a lemon tree


Oh Cyndi, I can so relate.  Been there done that.  I gave up though.

On 9/24/07, Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> When I bring it inside I keep my lemon tree on a closed in back porch by a
> north facing window.  It never gets direct sun in the winter, but it is in
> indirect light all day.
> zem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 11:56 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Requiem for a lemon tree
>
>
> >I drowned my first lemon...maybe this one too I guess. If I do decide to
> > try it again I will have to find a place for the pot where I walk by it
> > every day AND where I will do something about it if I see a problem.
> > That means out back somewhere. I had good luck last spring keeping
> > critters out of the lettuce after we finally put up the hot wire, and I
> > plan on enlarging the space protected by it next year. So could be I can
> > place it out there.
> > Which reminds me, because another problem with the lemon is that it
> > wasn't terribly happy in the greenhouse during the winter, I'll have to
> > deal with the sycamore next to the greenhouse. It was a spindly scrawny
> > thing when we put up the greenhouse but I guess it has been enjoying the
> > water spilled on the floor because it is getting way too big and blocks
> > the sun for months, all the way up until February or so. I'm afraid it
> > has to come out, that will be a job.
> > My to-do list is immense but I'm not getting a lot done. I think I spend
> > more time looking at what needs doing than actually doing it!
> >
> > Cyndi
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf Of Zemuly Sanders
> > Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 9:37 AM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Requiem for a lemon tree
> >
> > One of the things that lemon trees hate is wet feet.  I have pebbles in
> > the
> > saucer beneath mine, and it's been doing well for 3 years.  Right now I
> > have
> > 15 lemons weighing down its little limbs.  I also water it infrequently
> > during the winter with a weak acid fertilizer solution.  I learned these
> >
> > things from trial and error and a lot of on-line research.  So far it's
> > working.  Don't give up.
> > zem
> > zone 7
> > West TN
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 9:39 AM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Requiem for a lemon tree
> >
> >
> >>I killed my lemon tree. This was #3 in my quest to have my own lemons
> >> and I've failed again. I'm not entirely certain what happened to it
> > this
> >> time. I had decided not to move its pot out into the veggie garden
> > area
> >> because last year squirrels bit off the lemons. So I moved it into the
> >> front yard, where I have a little hose attached to the sprinklers that
> >> could water it directly and I could just leave it. Well we were pretty
> >> busy this summer, the front garden is totally overgrown, and because
> > it
> >> wasn't directly in my path every day I only took a look at it now and
> >> again. It wasn't exactly thriving but I was so busy I kept telling
> >> myself I would move it in a few days, didn't have time right now. Last
> >> time I saw it was really waterlogged so I moved the little irrigation
> >> hose away from it figuring the regular sprinklers would keep it moist
> >> enough but let it dry out some. Saturday I looked and it's dead. So I
> >> don't know if it was too much water, or whether I moved the hose just
> >> before that awful heat wave we had around Labor Day and it didn't get
> >> any water at all.
> >> I'm not sure if I'll try it again. I keep remembering the Meyer lemons
> >> from the dwarf tree my mom had and how good they were. But it's been
> >> YEARS and I haven't managed one lemon, not one. Hmmm.
> >>
> >> Cyndi
> >>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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