Desert King figs

Growing. Figs are drouping. Eating one fig a day this week. Shared yesterday’s with a neighbour. There will be enough …



Did the tiny lemons burn in the hot weather?

Though watered well, temperatures are in high 30sC and I’m wondering if my newly brightly yellow tiny lemon starters burnt in the heat. Arrrgh! I moved the tree to a lower location still south facing wall. It’s joined with a container of herbs, African Red basil herb, which the bees love. Help pollinate the lemon tree, too. image

Please come back newly, brightly yellow tiny lemons. Please.


Saving the lemon tree

image imageWhew! Problem-solving and patience is saving my lemon tree. For the most part, all trees and shrubs grow best in the ground. Lemon trees grow best in front of south facing wall. We don’t have that luxury so my lemon tree is in a large enough container for its current size, sitting in front of the wall. Lemon trees love soil with some sand ( adores drainage ) and likes to sit in moist soil (loathes soggy soil). After accommodating Lemon’s needs, it’s leaves curled, turned yellow and not a bee was in sight to pollinate. To take care of limited bee action, I q-tipped between the flowers (experts do this, too) and feed the soil Epsom salts (injects of magnesium) fruit food (doses of N-P-K) plus, water and time.

I am so excited! 2 tiny, tiny lemons are growing … one is hiding behind a bright, green leaf.🍃