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The indoor green thumb

Or not so green. I’ve successfully kept my dwarf lemon and lime trees alive for several years. But the reason I got them was for lemons and limes. Those I haven’t seen. Oh, the lemon tree has blossomed quite a bit, the lime less so, and we got one lemon once, but most of the time they don’t seem to fruit out.

I assume it has something to do with the pollination. But when the trees were outside on the deck, while they pollinated, the fruit also got sucked up before it even grew by pests. So inside is safer, if I can ever get them to grow.

So, does anyone know the secret to getting fruit trees to grow fruit inside?


See above picture of the flowers starting to bloom on our lemon tree.


Husband of beautiful, brainy Jasini of as well as father of two way too brilliant teens. Singer, thinker, writer, a creative type who spent 20 years in the world of institutional investment accounting and customer service, and now is spinning his creativity in a search for his next career.

7 thoughts on “The indoor green thumb

      1. I don’t know specifics on citrus, but ofttimes a q-tip works well for pollen transference. The problem is finding out when the stigma is ripe and receptive. Flowers going into heat is harder than knowing when a cat is!

  1. Could you put it outdoors when the blossoms start? The bees will do it right. You can bring it in once the blossoms close up. Just a thought. I don’t actually know anything about it.

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