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  1. #16
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    My citrus trees in Cave Creek would be full grown by now. I love the smell of the valley in Feb/March.
    "Back after 5 years.

    I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    Not if you have allergies.... I die that time of year.

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    Our allergies come in Sept when everything smells like skunk
    "Back after 5 years.

    I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    I gave up trying to grow a garden in the desert. Turned out to be the best $56.00 tomatoes I ever had though.... Cheaper to go to Sprouts.

    Citrus on the other hand.. I've got Tangelo , Navel Orange, Lemon, Key Lime and enough Grapefruit to feed the entire 'hood as well as stock the local food shelter pretty good each year. They come out and pick a tree for free each year with volunteers.
    I’m guessing you get occasional hard freezes. How do you protect your citrus trees on those occasions? I had real problems at my farm north of Houston with the problem. We had one wonderful Blood Orange tree in particular I saved at all costs. Others grew just too big to cover and were lost. We had one curiosity, a Nine-Pound Lemon tree, that produced many lemons that weighed - you guessed it - nine pounds! They were nearly the size of soccer balls, and we had to prop up the limbs as they were bearing. And before I am asked, “yes” they tasted like lemons. My grandson carried one back to Massachusetts on an airplane, and the pilot asked him to the cockpit to show it to him.
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    ”Life is tough; tougher if you are stupid.” — John Wayne

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    I've never had an issue with the freezing. I live in the foot hills so I'm not in the valley where the cold air settles and creates an issue. When we get a cold snap I just flood the base of the trees and throw a sheet over the smaller lime tree.

    Cold snaps are actually good around here. Thats what causes the fruit to ripen....

    I worry more about my Ficus trees. They have been frozen so bad that they lost 70% of their foliage. Took them a couple years to come back.

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    Living in the Panhandle of Nebraska now, all I can say is farmers market.
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    Hows the new place treating you? Did you keep your trailer?

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