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satisfying oncidium in spike

This is a discussion on satisfying oncidium in spike within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I just love all orchids! Lol. And I haven't had one die on me yet, ...

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    I just love all orchids! Lol. And I haven't had one die on me yet, or even get poorly so touch wood! I just brought all of my citrus in today for the winter before the cold sets in. My house is like a garden center now!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aesir22 View Post
    I just love all orchids! Lol. And I haven't had one die on me yet, or even get poorly so touch wood! I just brought all of my citrus in today for the winter before the cold sets in. My house is like a garden center now!!!!
    That is great, Danny! I hope you keep up the good growing.

    (sort of a hijack here...) I just had to laugh at the line about bringing in your citrus plants. I did the same thing yesterday and when moving my grapefruit tree, I slipped and stuck one of the thorns under my finger-nail. Today, the end of my middle finger is so sore. lol. All I was trying to do is get some old fallen leaves out of the top of the tree/bush before moving it into the greenhouse. Stuck my hand in there hard and that thorn went in about a quarter inch. ouch!

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    Oh god I can imagine the pain. Citrus thorns are a right pain!!! Literally lol. They are worth it though, I have some fruit on the way What kind of citrus do you keep? I have a grapefruit, but they take sooooo long to reach maturity and flower that I get annoyed lol. So I sate my urges with limes, lemons, oranges and calamondins. And bonsai trees. And a coffee tree. And a fukien tea plant. And roses Hmmmm.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by aesir22 View Post
    Oh god I can imagine the pain. Citrus thorns are a right pain!!! Literally lol. They are worth it though, I have some fruit on the way What kind of citrus do you keep? I have a grapefruit, but they take sooooo long to reach maturity and flower that I get annoyed lol. So I sate my urges with limes, lemons, oranges and calamondins. And bonsai trees. And a coffee tree. And a fukien tea plant. And roses Hmmmm.............
    I have the grapefruit tree (which I grew from seed!!) along with a lime tree (never has bloomed yet) and a dwarf lemon tree with three large green lemons on it right now.

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    How old is the lime tree? I would love grapefruits but the containers have to be beyond enormous before the tree can reach maturity lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by aesir22 View Post
    How old is the lime tree? I would love grapefruits but the containers have to be beyond enormous before the tree can reach maturity lol
    Yes, the grapefruit tree is getting really large. The lime tree is three or four years old.

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    Is it a key lime tree? They usually fruit in a couple of years. Is it from seed? Always satisfying when they are

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    Quote Originally Posted by aesir22 View Post
    Is it a key lime tree? They usually fruit in a couple of years. Is it from seed? Always satisfying when they are
    No, I think it is just a regular lime tree. I saw an google ad here in the forum that said something like 'the first 20 dollars is on us', so I bought a lime tree for 12 -14 bucks and had it shipped. It was basically a gift and now I get coupons in my email almost every day - lol.. But no limes yet.

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    You should def have limes by now!! Do you feed it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aesir22 View Post
    You should def have limes by now!! Do you feed it?
    Sure, but maybe not enough or the right kind of fertilizer-though my lemon (that gets the same care) has fruit.

    Sorry about hijacking your thread.

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