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Green Thumb Sunday: This week’s citrus

Backyard citrus for the sick ward
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3 Comments on “Green Thumb Sunday: This week’s citrus”

  1. #1 Nelson
    on Mar 11th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    It doesn’t get any fresher than this! Citrus trees are relatively easy to grow, provided that you have a warm enough climate. Even if your conditions are not ideal, there may still be a citrus tree for you.

    Try dwarf citrus trees if you are short on space. You can even grow them in large pots, and they open up the possibility of covering the entire tree in a shelter during the delicate winter months or even bringing the tree indoors. Even though they are small, dwarf citrus trees can produce a very reasonable harvest.

  2. #2 inadvertentgardener
    on Mar 12th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Nelson, even though our climate gets pretty chilly, it definitely is warm enough for citrus — we have lots of it! It’s such a treat to be able to run out back and pick a lemon when we need one.

  3. #3 Nelson
    on Mar 13th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    It is indeed great to know that whenever you need one, all you have to do is run on your back and pick a lemon that yo want.

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