A journal of my home vegetable garden. Skippy thinks it's his garden, but I've been gardening here for 20 years. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6). I have a big community garden plot and a small plot in my yard. I try to grow all of my family's vegetables using sustainable organic methods.

Friday, February 14, 2014

valentine eggs

valentine eggs 047 I put together 4 blue eggs and a Meyer lemon as a gift for a friend on Valentines Day.

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Blogger WoodsForestHome said...


I gave away eggs for Christmas...mine were three different shades of brown. Your blues are lovely!

February 14, 2014 10:25 AM

Blogger Tomato Thymes said...

What a great Christmas gift.

February 14, 2014 11:33 AM

Anonymous Marian (LondonUK) said...

What a lovely thought, plus I love the recycled pink heart. I recycle cereal box card to make labels for my jams. Like your heart I attach them with elastic bands or string, then when the jars are returned I don't have to spend an age removing sticky labels.
Marian (LondonUK)

February 14, 2014 11:37 AM

Blogger Karen Anne said...

Are you growing a Meyer lemon indoors? Any tips?

February 15, 2014 8:45 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Yes, I am.

- Give it as much sun as you can,
- It needs a lot of nitrogen so when the leaves start to get a little towards yellow add a high N fertilizer as close to 5-1-3 NPK as you can find,
- Put it outside in the summer where it gets lots of water and sun,
- Bring it inside when temperatures go below about 40*F at night.

My tree flowers in the summer and the winter and always has many lemons on it. They ripen slowly if they don't have lots of sun and often I pick them a bit green and they taste great even so.

Click on the "meyer lemon" tag to see my previous posts. Others have given me lots of good advice in the comments sections that you can look through.

February 16, 2014 12:18 PM


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