Thursday, November 13, 2008

When Life gives you a lemon...

...You get out the cookbook and see what you can do with just one!

Yes, not much going on in the garden lately. Very busy times these days. Several potted things have dried up from neglect, but the strong are surviving, thanks to a few well-timed rain showers.

I got one meyer lemon off of the tree today. The other two aren't quite ripe yet. The little Miho Satsuma orange tree has six more this year. Last year it produced six as well, but three of them were stolen (I presume by hungry fruit-eating critters of the non-human variety), leaving us with very little. Better luck this year I hope.

7 comments:

Nancy said...

I'll just have 2 blood orangs this year, but as this is the first year I've had the tree, I'm not too sad.

Christina said...

Hehe.

We should pool our resources. We might just get half a cup of juice out of the deal. :)

Do you keep your blood orange tree in a container, or is it planted in the ground?

Nancy said...

I've got it in a container for now, it may or may not stay there.

I've also got some anemic looking satsuma trees. I think I need better fertilizer.

Someday...we'll have a whole glass of juice, just you wait and see!

Isaac said...

Be patient. In a few years, you'll have more fruit than you know what to do with.

Isaac said...

Oh, and I make lemonade with mine. Real meyer lemon lemonade is wonderful, especially if you throw an orange or two in with it.

Kim said...

I planted a Meyer Lemon Tree and a Satsuma tree last Fall. It broke my heart to pick off most of the baby lemons, but Bob Randall (my guru, too!) wrote that you should pick off the baby lemons when the tree is small so that it will grow better. I just hope I don't kill it by that time!

Christina said...

I find my little tree usually drops most of its tiny lemons on its own, usually leaving no more than three at a time to reach their full size.