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    self-sufficiency, home grown food, dwarf fruit trees, permaculture, alternative energy
  1. FritzMonroe, you can always get a head start on your orchard by planting especially dwarf fruit trees in containers to start. when you are ready they can just be moved then planted in the ground in their permanent location. Even if it takes years you'll be happy with your trees in pots... simple to plant in pots first... http://www.dwarffruittrees.org/dwarf-fruit...arf-fruit-trees
  2. Hi CookieJar - i have 4 Dwarf Bearrs Lime trees at our place now. all in containers flanking both of our main entrances doors - according to the Chinese they soak up bad luck. Yes the photo is my daughter's little fist (a twin).
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    Dwarf Fruit Trees

    I just replied to a post here where the poster from Maryland was buying lemon juice to store because she thought she "couldn't have lemon trees" in Maryland. You can have lemon trees here's the reply reposted below but first I thought I'd add a couple of thoughts on why getting started in fruit trees is such a cool thing to do - particularly giving them as gifts to others, particularly sympathy gifts, in place of flowers or other "things" of less intrinsic and perennial value. I give Dwarf Fruit Trees as gifts now in place of flowers and sundries. Why? Well practically because they are easy to ship and convenient to buy online. Socially because they have a huge impact upon the recipient, much more so than non-living, non-growing, non-perennial "things" to give others. Aesthetically because they are beautiful, particularly the evergreens such as Lemon. Isn't it a great way to get a friend or relative (or yourself!) interested in growing their own organic fruit at home - sending a little productive tree as a gift is just the coolest idea in gift giving I've had in decades. the post on growing lemons in northern climes: you certainly can grow lemons in Maryland - grow them indoors - right in your home - via Dwarf Fruit Trees of the Meyer lemon variety. Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees are evergreen so they'll look beautiful in your living room or other sunny spot in your house. If you want them outside for spring summer and early fall you can put them in a pot/container that is easy for you to move and just bring them indoors for the winter. You'll have a beautiful bit of greenery inside and gorgeous fruit. Dwarf fruit is often better than full grown tree fruit. You'll also be showing everyone who comes to your home that it's possible to have beautiful and practical food growing right at home - a super conversation starter and inspiration for self-reliance of all kinds. Nothing makes an impact better than what has it's own life and growth.
  4. you certainly can grow lemons in Maryland - grow them indoors - right in your home - via Dwarf Fruit Trees of the Meyer lemon variety. Dwarf Meyer Lemon Trees are evergreen so they'll look beautiful in your living room or other sunny spot in your house. If you want them outside for spring summer and early fall you can put them in a pot/container that is easy for you to move and just bring them indoors for the winter. You'll have a beautiful bit of greenery inside and gorgeous fruit. Dwarf fruit is often better than full grown tree fruit. You'll also be showing everyone who comes to your home that it's possible to have beautiful and practical food growing right at home - a super conversation starter and inspiration for self-reliance of all kinds. Nothing makes an impact better than what has it's own life and growth.
  5. there's a lot of great advice and enthusiasm on dwarf fruit trees here. it's definitely one my favorite subjects. You asked can you get lime and lemon citrus dwarf fruit trees. nothing is easier. they are available - Dwarf Meyer Lemon Fruit Tree - online with a few clicks and show up right at your door. They are small enough and the industry is advanced enough now that nursery are selling millions of dwarf fruit trees worldwide and shipping them without mishap all over everywhere. I live in New Zealand and visit several other continents and have seen dwarfs shipped all over the place just fine. I particularly recommend getting started in fruit trees with a dwarf lemon tree that you can easily bring inside and enjoy through the winter as it is an evergreen tree and you'll never be at a loss for an idea of what to do with all the fruit. It's important with fruit growing to get started with an easy situation as overwhelm can often deter getting started which is the biggest obstacle. Get an 3 year old tree if you can as it will be so much nearer to bearing full fruit production. Dwarf Fruit Trees also make fantastic gifts for that same reasons to introduce friends to the idea of growing some of their own food. this is all a process and sending my favorite subject - Dwarf Fruit Trees -instead of flowers or baskets or other less intrinsically valuable gifts is a fine way to start off friends or family down the process path to self-sufficiency. and they'll be grateful for a fine gift rather than a lecture - actions speaking louder than words and all that.
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