Fertilized. Lots of little baby lemons are appearing! And the tree is always busy with hummingbirds, bees, and wasps.
I’ve been reading Grow a Little Fruit Tree by Anne Ralph, and have realized that the poor thing has not been pruned very judiciously over the years. I’m hoping I can fix that this year.
I’m focusing on growing a happy tree that gives us enough fruit, but not too much. It’s got quite a few blossoms already – most of them are hiding out underneath the leaves.
Fertilized. Next fertilization on April 15 (8 weeks).
Our Meyer Lemon tree came with our house – planted in about 3 feet of space between the edge of the deck and a fence. I have one major goal with this tree (besides eating all the lemons), and that is to encourage it to grow higher than the railing on the deck so I don’t have to crawl down into the awkward space to pick the lemons.
The 2020 growing season has given us about 20 to 30 lemons, a few of which we’ve gifted for use in a beer. The rest have gone into various bakes.
The Meyer Lemon tree does not yet have a name. Any suggestions?