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When Life Gives You Lemons

This was  my bonsai lime plant  which I decided to let grow normally. It is about 4 years old .  I realized that the plant had too many fruits and it is unfair to restrict its size in a bonsai pot. This realization came to me a couple of years ago  and since then I transferred it to a  12 inch pot . It hasn’t grown much in size just about 7-8 inches in height .

The plant continues to give me fruits throughout the year. It is kind of unusual, but it does. My other lime plants produce only twice a year. I have taken cuttings from this plant  (when I used to trim it in bonsai style )  propagated them and gave them to my friends.

This small plant which is about 11/2 feet in height can give me 80-100 limes per year.  I make pickles, juice , use it in my baking etc. This is one plant that hurts me the most but gives me the most. The thorns on this plant are so long and sharp, each time I have to weed the pot or repot the plant or even give it some organic fertilizer I get sever scratches all over my arms.  I have had to use longer gloves while working with this plant.

This is one of the favorite plants in my edible garden.

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