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RE: Requiem for a lemon tree


Well, it gets into the low twenties most winters at my house. I'm
thinking it would freeze.

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Theresa W
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 2:16 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Requiem for a lemon tree

Cyndi- Why do have your lemon in a pot?  Why not just plant one?  I
couldn't keep one alive in a pot either- but in the ground it's pretty
easy.

Theresa

Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
> 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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