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 The nice thing about posting on DW is that I don't have to look up an image to post.   This weekend, instead of farmer's market, we did the ritual spring plant buy.   I now have three different varieties of tomato, five (I think) of hot pepper, cumin plants (!), a European elderberry, a Bearss lime, a dramatic purple plant whose name I misremember, and two tarragon plants.  Also I watered the front yard when I got home.    The new gardener who was supposed to show up yesterday didn't, and hasn't answered a text.  I fear I shall have to find a new new gardener.  In any case, I'm having an arborist in to look at the condition of some trees I'm worried about, prune the front-yard lemon, evaluate the apples I raised from grafts, and take out the dead peach tree and a volunteer acacia.

I wrote the (quite large) grower of the lime tree and asked about its size; the label says it's a semi-dwarf but not how big it is.  Here's the reply I got:

Citrus can be pruned to your desired height and width. If left unpruned it should reach a larger size planted in the ground. If grown in a pot that will limit to some extent the size.
 
Well, that's helpful.


Date: 2017-04-23 11:12 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Morell: quizzical)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Citrus can be pruned to your desired height and width. If left unpruned it should reach a larger size planted in the ground. If grown in a pot that will limit to some extent the size.

I am afraid this makes me think of citrus trees as the vegetable equivalent of the myth of the goldfish that grows to the size of its tank.

Date: 2017-04-24 12:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] moetushie
I've a lemon tree that is basically the size of its tub.

OK, I've eaten ground cumin my whole life, but I've never seen a cumin plant. Can you harvest the seeds or it is mostly decorative?

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