As tomato season winds down, citrus season is ramping up. When we planned our garden makeover, we wanted to include some potted dwarf citrus for that Provencal feel. I wasn't expecting to see fruit the first season! Immediately above and below, navel oranges.
Below, lemons (one of two varieties). These are either Meyers or something else that I can't remember the name of.
Still green, but hopefully they will ripen fully in the next few weeks.
Below, Valencia oranges (great for juice).
And the second lemon tree, just now blooming.
The trailing rosemary in the pots is a nice touch, and great to have right outside the kitchen door!
I've been giving these plants a periodic feeding with Miracid, but I've been told they like iron too. If anyone has a good suggestion for mineral supplements for potted citrus, please chime in. And we had some spider mite problems earlier in the summer (you might see some leaf bubbles still) but they seem to be under control with periodic spraying of oil.