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Let's do a review of the patch, now that winter has arrived.

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 8, 2017 at 18:00

Janet, mine is quite young (12 months I think) and has 3 tiny limes now.  I doubt they mature though.  

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on June 8, 2017 at 16:54

Susan the Garlics vary especially the Elephant Garlic which really is beg compared to the ordinary stuff. Spindly should grow into robust by season's end - it's just the beginning now with baby plants. Garlic does love full sun.

Comment by Janet Fong on June 8, 2017 at 14:48
Enjoyed watching your video very much Andy. My Lots of Lemon isn't looking great so I'm glad to see yours isn't either LOL.
I also bought a pink flesh finger lime from Bunnings last week & potted it with a lot of compost. Do you know how long would it take to bear fruit? I can't wait for this to happen.
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 6, 2017 at 19:28

First time I had any success at all with garlic Susan. 

Comment by Susan on June 6, 2017 at 18:06

Always love having a look at your video's Andy.  Your garlic is looking real good compared to mine - sort of spindly and not thick stemmed like yours are.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 6, 2017 at 14:18

LOL Dave.  Thanks Elaine.  I think I have some in the shed. 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on June 6, 2017 at 10:03

Iron chelate for the Grapefruit, Andy. Soil is a tad too alkaline for the plant to take up the Iron. Arrowroot is OK for mulch but doesn't produce much crop for the space it takes up.

Comment by Dave Riley on June 6, 2017 at 1:10

Half way through, the running water acted upon me as a diuretic... and I wet myself.

Otherwise a great tour of the manor.

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