And …..This AWARD goes to lemon tree…. Yes, this month, my potted lemon tree is the performer of the month. You might have realized when I saw last month picture of my lemon tree. There are atleast 20 medium size lemons and many small lemons on the tree. For your information, it is just a year old plant and its height is hardly 18 inch. So it is a small plant and still, it is producing plenty of lemons. I am happy and I hope within a month I can start harvesting lemons from my tree for the last fruiting season of this year.
This plant was seriously affected due to super cyclone Amphan what hit the region on 20th May 2020. All of my plants badly affected. My lemon plant was about to die. After that it was affected by fatal fungus related disease. But it was able to overcome all hurdles. I took many action so that my plant can recover from the disease.
Now it is a healthy plant and bearing plenty of fruits. I apply balanced organic fertilizer along with a negligible amount of chemical fertilizer.
It was terrific month when my summer plants are dying and I am not being to grow plants for winter season because it is continuously raining. My many vegetable seedlings died. A few are struggling to survive. But still my lemon tree is performing well and became the reason to make me happy.
Though the growth of the lemon plant is not good. But its fruiting is satisfactory. I hope next year, I will be able to achieve good growth of lemon plants after taking proper care.
Lemon plant care: I apply handful vermi compost to my lemon plant every month. Then I apply diluted mustard cake liuid fertilizer every week. I also apply very small amount of water solution phosphate & potash fertilizer, that too every week. But the amount of chemical fertilizer is very negligible. Then I apply PGR twice a month. Weekly neem oil application is essential to maintain plant pest free & fungus free. I apply chemical fungicide whenever my plant demands it.
This month I noticed plenty of flowers on starfruit plant. So I hope that next month there will be many fruits on my starfruit plant and my starfruit plant will be performer of the next month. But whatever it would be and I will share the result.