Due to severe allergy issues, was confined to the indoors and in mostly a horizontal position instead of a vertical one. The good news is by listening to my body and taking the aforementioned actions plus drinking gallons of water, I avoided getting bronchitis (to which I am prone) and am ready to get into the swing of planting if the weather will cooperate.
Nothing to report on the garden front, my poor seedlings are suffering from a week of neglect but hopefully, this week, with some TLC will recover.
The lemongrass I potted up grew tall, but that’s it. I will plant both in a sunny location in the garden after the last frost (the way the weather is behaving, wonder when that will be).
Was going to plant one in the ground and one in a pot but decided to put both in the ground as lemongrass needs plenty of water (but not water logged), the potted one will suffer during periods of my absence.
Will pot up a piece before the first frost and bring indoors to overwinter as a houseplant.
Once established in the ground and forming clump, I can start harvest stalks as needed.
To harvest: Ideally, the stalk should be at least ½ inch thick. Using a sharp knife, cut the outer stalk off at soil level, avoid trying to break off the stalk (doing so may damage the remainder of the plant).
Had more than 20 tiny figs on the tree, all fell except this one.
The first set of figs for the year never matures so this is normal, what is abnormal is this lone fig still on the tree and growing. Will it ripen? Only time will tell.
A second set of fruits will soon appear, these will mature and ripen to the sweetest figs you ever tasted. This is a brown fig, the person who gave it to me did not know the variety name.
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