And so after a few weeks on the deck, the lemons have doubled in size. Here my lovely assistant holds a quarter for size comparison.
- The upper most leaf on the left side is suffering from the dreaded tater leaf, a bad thing.
- The lemon on the right side has the faintest blush of something that might be the rusty mildew, a worse thing.
- I still have to transplant this from its original black plastic pot, which causes the whole plant to go into shock and drop leaves and fruit.
Lemon tree farming is fraught with peril and heartbreak, especially if you only have one tree and you are trying to do it in NJ.