On the radio show last Saturday Kylee Baumle told the tale of traveling 9o minutes to a nursery that were selling Meyer lemons. Now when a nursery touts that they are selling Meyer lemons, the assumption is that they are selling the tree, but after wandering round the store for several minutes Kylee could not find see them so she asked the assistant. The sales clerk pointed to the basket in front of the cash desk which was full of lemons from their very large Meyer Lemon tree!
Not to be disheartened though, Kylee popped into a big box store on the way home and found herself, of course, in the nursery department. There, on a sad little shelf to one site were a few little citrus trees, including a little Meyer Lemon! They were in desperate need of water, fertilizer and care and were on sale for $5 each. The pathetic little citrus were not really worth that, and apparently were on the way to the dumpster, so Kylee offered $2 for them. So our gardener came home with not just a Meyer Lemon but another citrus too and for less than she would have paid in even a supermarket let alone a nursery!
Here is my little Meyer Lemon that has just finished flowering and has a few little lemons growing:
Listen to the show here :Kylee Baumle on America’s Home Grown Veggie Show
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