Thursday, 5 May 2022

w're getting lemons

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 Been a while since I last posted about my growing balcony garden. Today I'll share pics of the lemon tree. These are where you can find the previous pics - Feb 11 and Feb 24

March 27 - So, after the flourish of flowers in February to early March, this is the first one that turned into a fruit. 
Today (May 5) - This is how much it's grown so far. Didn't realise it was such a slow growth! 
Hubby has a newfound appreciation of Nature in the sense that we quickly disregard and discard a fruit/veggie for the blemishes, etc. without realising the length of time it has taken to grow!

March 27 - The 2nd fruit!

May 2 - Growing, and looking out the window hoping for some rain. It's been a hot hot hot April without an shower to bring down the high temperatures.

Today - Yay, we had a thunderstorm and some rain last evening. Happy lemon, happy plants!

Today - Though fewer, the buds and flowers kept us happy. 2 more converted to fruit!

Today - And the final 2 lemons (hiding under the leaves), also in a pair. 

The conversion from flower to fruit might be low, however considering this is an enclosed area, I think we're doing pretty good. Now every morning I do my pulmonary exercises surrounded by greenery and natural aromas. 
I took more pics of my plants and beyond, to be shared later ....

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Yes, you’ll appreciate that lemon when it’s ready at last to be used. Lemons on our tree grow just as slowly.

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    1. It is a good life lesson/perspective in general, not merely for lemons, I believe. Thanks, Jane 💕😍

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  2. Did you take a seed from a lemon or did you buy a plant?

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    1. Marja, we bought the plant a few months back when it was merely twigs and a few leaves. We had bought it for the aromatic leaves but are pleasantly surprised at how well it is flowering and fruiting-- icing on the cake 😀😍

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  3. Well done on getting lemons, I have grown a lemon plant from the pips but it never flowered or fruited. , we are possibly too cold for lemons to grow and fruit, I have seem them in Italy many times and they are huge. Thank s for your comment I am beginning to feel better this flu was a nasty bug

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    1. Good to know you are feeling better after your long bout, Margaret 💝 I remember my excitement at seeing large citrus fruit laden on trees along roads and avenues in Italian towns!

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  4. The lemons are growing! That's really nice, i hope they turn out good. In any case, i agree with your hubby, if you grow the fruit or veggies yourself, you appreciate them a lot more.

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    1. If I hadn't taken pics, it would've been difficult to see how much and how long the growth period is, Lavi 😀 Now I get to enjoy the company of my verdant 'garden' again, every morning, thanks to hubby's initiative. 💝

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    1. Nin, it is so refreshing to watch the beautiful flowers and fruit, and other plants every morning 😍

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