|Meyers Lemon Tree|
A little over a year ago, I splurged and bought a two-year old Meyers Lemon tree. I love Meyers lemons and figured I could grow my own - one more step on my road to self-sufficiency. These trees grow well in containers and I happened to have a nice, large pot that will be sufficient for the next five years. I baby this tree like you wouldn't believe. It enjoys a sunny vista near the sliding glass doors. I hang a grow light over it from November through May. It is misted every other day. It is fertilized every month with special organic food made especially for citrus trees. I water it diligently. Last year it provided me with 7 large lemons! This year, it has burst into bloom and I very carefully put on my bumble bee wings and, with a fine-haired paintbrush in hand, I flit from blossom to blossom and spread the pollen. I am hoping for an even bigger crop this year!