the highs, lows, and really tasty results of our backyard garden
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The completely insane summer weather we have been having here in Ohio sure has been good for one thing: lemons.
There are 7 Meyer Lemons growing on my plant, and they are all about the same size right now, which is comparable to an average lime. I really do not know how big Meyer lemons are supposed to get, but I know that they typically ripen during the winter months. Not sure if these guys are just a little precocious, or if they are on schedule. We'll find out! I'm so excited about this, and I guess it's one benefit to this summer's tropical climate (in my opinion, one of the only benefits... but that's another story). All I have been doing to this plant is watering occasionally, keeping up with biweekly feedings of Miracid, and trimming a few branches back. When/if it ever gets colder here, I'll put it back inside. Eventually these can grow into tree size, so for next year I am imagining a bigger pot. Right now the plant is still probably only in the range of 2 feet tall. This is an experiment I am glad I tried!