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Comment by Charlie Patin Z8 TX on February 7, 2011 at 9:25am
Agree, Michelle.
Comment by Charlie Patin Z8 TX on February 7, 2011 at 7:50am

Sharon,  I don't think there is a prayer for a lemon tree in ND. But I'll let Deborah answer too.

Deborah, I'm sure a Meyer in AZ or S.TX would grow bigger and mine is still young.  I've got it in about a 15 gal. container and am able to move it carefully with a dolly.  I've only got to do it twice a year. So far, so good.  Thanks for the info on the Ponderosa.  Think I'll pass. 


Comment by Sharon Robinson (Z4, ND, USA) on February 6, 2011 at 9:24pm
@ Deborah Hamel (Z9a-9b Arizona), can you tell me more about the Ponderosa Lemon Tree?  My husband loves lemonaide, and would be interested to know if they are cold resistant at all.  I know that most citrus aren't, but could these survive a North Dakota winter if they are placed among other trees where they are protected from the wind? We do get down to 45 below zero in a really cold year.
Comment by Deborah Hamel (Z9a-9b Arizona) on February 6, 2011 at 8:53pm
Charlie- The Ponderosa lemon tree is a full sized tree, not something I would consider moving anywhere. I too have a myer lemon, too. I am amazed that you have it in a container and able to move it in and out. The myer lemons here seem much bigger than that.
Comment by Kimberly White, Lombard, IL,Zn 5 on February 6, 2011 at 11:58am
I am always amazed by the Agave plant.  Tequilla, paper, syrup, sisal, fabric, comes with its' own needle and thread, are just some of its' qualities.  It is an incredible plant.
Comment by Muriel Fish on February 6, 2011 at 11:24am
Miko, I'm in California.  You should just be able to ask for a stevia plant.  The agave is a succulent, I believe, but the process of extracting the juice and concentrating the sugars is probably pretty complicated and work intensive.  I'd just buy the syrup.  It's the same plant they use to make tequila.
Comment by P.J. Cloud on February 6, 2011 at 8:08am
I have a question ... We had dinner out on Thursday and ate at a Cuban restaurant.  On the salad were watermelon radishes.  None of my local nurseries have heard of them, or even sell the seeds.  I found the seeds on the Burpee website.  I live in Southern California.  HAs anyone heard of these radishes and have you had any luck growing them?
Comment by Lyn - Sydney on January 31, 2011 at 5:06am
Miko - If you click on the person's name, it will show you on their own page where they are living, hope this helps you when having chats with others.
Comment by Minako Sargent Fukuda on January 31, 2011 at 1:11am
Hi Muriel, thank you so much for your reply, are you in oz, I am in Victoria shepparton anyway what do I ask for at the nursery so I get the right stevia and agave plant, i am a greenfinger and I know of a real good nursery so I hope I can get those 2 plants , I keep your advise in mind  once I have blueberries again, and I will try raspberries too again, thanks Miko
Comment by Glenda Truscott z8 on January 30, 2011 at 7:39pm

Miko, I too use Stevia and Agave.  My hubby uses it to make jam with.  We have raspberries and he makes some yummy jam.

After the raspberries are over for the season you cut the old canes down to the ground.  There will be new canes that have come up during the growing season.  You leave those canes and they will bare fruit in the fall for the everberring type.  After I finish picking the fall berries I cut the cane back to just below where the last fruit was.  Then the next year I get a crop on that cane in June.  Remember to leave only three of four of the strongest looking canes on each plant.  They will produce better.


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