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This Year's Seedlings.

Here are the plants I started growing from seed between December and January.



Here are my Lemon trees.
[img]https://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/dailynightly/myplants01.jpg[/img]


These are my Key Limes.
[img]https://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/dailynightly/myplants03.jpg[/img]


One of two Avocados.
[img]https://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/dailynightly/myplants02.jpg[/img]


My Sycamore seedlings.
[img]https://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/dailynightly/myplants05.jpg[/img]


Washington Red Apple.
[img]https://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/dailynightly/myplants06.jpg[/img]


Granny Smith Apple.
[img]https://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/dailynightly/myplants07.jpg[/img]


Pear Seedlings.
[img]https://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/dailynightly/myplants08.jpg[/img]


Grapefruits and Oranges.
[img]https://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/dailynightly/myplants10.jpg[/img]


One of two Chestnuts.
[img]https://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/dailynightly/myplants09.jpg[/img]


Second Chestnut.
[img]https://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/dailynightly/myplants12.jpg[/img]


I must have planted this one upside down, because it flipped itself over and finally started growing a stem this morning.
[img]https://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/dailynightly/myplants11.jpg[/img]





And here is my two old Ghost Pepper. It stayed stunted and grew poorly for two years, you can read about that here: [url]https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28845[/url]. It is FINALLY looking good for the first time!
[img]https://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b89/dailynightly/myplants04.jpg[/img]

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Nice Plants They look awesome I like the lay out of the place
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Everything is all out of place right now.

I didn't do much gardening last year, and kind of let things go. But I will be cleaning it up today and sorting things around, and making places for things to go when they get larger. It will look nice when I am done, almost like a plant nursery.

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Can you put some sun glasses on your picture so I don't have to look you in the eye since it distracts from my post! Just kidding!
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I hope you're fairly young. If you are growing those for putting in an orchard, it will take several years for many of them to start producing anything.

That said, they sure are healthy looking plants.

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Bobberman, Nuk nuk nuk! LOL!


gumbo2176, I'm in my 30's. Yes I know it takes about 3 to 4 years for them to grow strong enough to start producing fruit. I am in no hurry, I just enjoy growing them.

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And most of them I will give away once they're fairly large.

I just wouldn't have room enough to keep them all. :D

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One year later, and some of my Key Limes are blooming flowers.

Do they normally bloom flowers after one year, but will not grow fruit til they're much older... or is it possible they might bare fruit already?

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Hi Rich. Your plants look great :!: Hope the varieties are suitable for your region. Do you feel like a proud Mother? I know I do when my seeds germinate and start well.

Looking good.
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Are the blossoms being pollinated by insects?

I'm thinking if the little tree feels up to bearing fruits, the blossoms will set fruit and may grow, but otherwise, the green baby fruits will be aborted/dropped. However, if you have been artificially pushing it into bloom with fertilizer, etc., it may not be good for it to try.

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I didn't do anything to force them to bloom, that I know of.

It's not being pollinated yet, just white buds that haven't opened yet.

The two Key Limes that have outgrown their planters and were moved to bigger planters have not bloomed.. but the ones in the same planters as in the pictures above from year ago have little blooms on them. I just don't think they're strong enough to hold a Lime yet... even though it's a Key Lime.

I'll take a picture.

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Image

The red arrow points to the bud. I couldn't get a good close up.


Another question, I have a Lemon tree in a planter that is larger than the Lime plant above, and already the tree is about 5ft tall.

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Should I move the tree into a larger planter, or should I trim the tree? I want to keep it in a planter. It can stand up on it's own, but we had a lot of strong winds coming through for the last of our cold front, I didn't want to take any changes of getting wind damage so I have it tied to a bamboo steak.

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It has some very long thorns that I like.



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