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My healthy looking garden

New tomato growthI took a stroll around the garden and the veggie patch this evening and I was pleasantly surprised with all the healthy growth happening – my trees and my veggies. We had a heavy down pour after that really hot day last week, so my garden was so thankful. It got a good soaking and it shows! My little guava tree is all bushy and bright! Maybe this year we will have guavas. All my spinach and lettuce are looking delicious! AND my tomato plants are finally showing signs of producing tomatoes! My lemon tree is, at long last, looking healthy and producing lemons! I drenched it with my soapy water pesticide to get rid of the woolly aphids and ants last week and I pruned all the dead or diseased branches yesterday! So now this week I’ll give it a good mulch and feed and also plant my nasturtiums underneath it! How is your lemon tree doing? I hope that you are having the same success as I am. See you soon!


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By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

4 replies on “My healthy looking garden”

Well this is months of care and monitoring, so it is not an overnight success. But I will gladly come and help with your lemon tree. There is nothing nicer than going to your garden and picking fresh ripe lemons. There is so much you can do with them.

Just saw your question about the lemon tree – its still looking very poorly. I think I need your help with it if I can’t get it right. What I will do this week is remove all the dead looking branches (i.e. prune it) and because it is so tall I will have to get the ladder out and try washing the aphids off again. Then mulch and fertilise. Was just too hot last week to do anything here, but looks like this week will be a lot better.

I can’t believe how good your garden is looking! One downpour and everything comes to life and goes all crazy! I think iy might be worth your while to investigate those “rain barrels”. You know what I am talking about? They are these tanks that collect your rainwater from your gutters and you then use that to irrigate your garden. I am thinking about it because I want to cut down my water bill (and go a bit “greener”). What do you think? They might be quite expensive initially but should pay for themselves in time …

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