RE: [gardeners] Wednesday evening in the garden

Jane Burdekin (
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 07:58:18 -0700

Good luck with the freeze.  I would love to see your 2 lb lemons.  My aunt
had a lemon "bush" in so. Calif. that used to have huge lemons.  I never
weighed them but we used to use 2 lemons to make a huge pitcher of lemonaid.
That was the best stuff.  We used to cut a lime in half dip it in sugar and
suck on it, that was the best treat.  Those were the days, then off to the
beach after the fog burned off.  Think I will have to do that again real
soon.  Unfortunately the lemon bush is gone but they still have the lime, a
tangerine, avacado and a couple of orange trees.  I really envy those
growing conditions.  Hope all goes well.  


Weatherman told us at the 5 pm news that we could expect temps around
29-30 degrees F tonight. Miz Anne and I got out and covered the citrus
trees with plastic and I set the heater up in the greenhouse. Will go
out and turn it on about 11 pm.

We picked the last of the kumquats, about 2 pints, and about 25 lemons.
I think I'm going to borrow my friends digital camera and take a picture
of the bigger ones. Maybe set a tennis ball by the side of them so a
true comparison can be made. I'll let those that are curious know when
I'm done. Some folks have difficulty visualizing a 2 plus pound lemon. I
know I still have a problem realizing how big this variety of citrus

The rest of our garden can pretty much handle the minor freezes we get
down here so don't expect a big problem with the morning thaw.