Black Dog Farms

  (Twin Falls, Idaho)
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Citrus Anyone?

Ok, I will admit that I am not the worlds most experienced grower or farmer. I try really hard to learn everything that I can about something, and then I dive right on in. I am used to failing on my first try. On that note, here I go again.

Over the summer, whenever there was time, yours truly designed and built a small (very small) greenhouse. Having built and used greenhouses before, I know firsthand that there needs to be a minimum amount of floor space as well as total space, in addition to a certain amount of air exchange, in order for things to grow well. I threw most of those rules out the door in my little experiment.

You see, my wife wants some kind of citrus fruit for the winter months. We do not live in Florida, so the whole citrus thing presents a bit of a challenge. Of course we could go and purchase some at the local "old dry stale" produce section of the supermarket, but that would defeat the point. So, in the interest of happiness, and also as a fun learning experiment,  I am planning to put a dwarf citrus tree in my very small greenhouse.

If anyone has ideas or tips, please send them on over. From what I have read, a dwarf sour mandarin will possibly work. 


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