I am surprised, but really happy the limequat tree we brought inside for the winter is still alive! I had a tough time with leaf drop when we first brought the plant in, and figured it was part of the transition. Now we get quite a few flowers followed by teeny, tiny fruit falling off. Every once in a while a fruit sticks and a lime starts growing!

I generously water at the roots about once a week, allowing the plant to soak up the water. When it’s sunny, the tree gets a full day of sun about one-two feet from away a south facing window. Considering we picked all the fruit off when we moved the plant inside, three limes on it seems like a nice accomplishment. It’s a pretty happy plant I would say!

Indoor Limequat/Key Lime Tree

Now we wait for spring and Mr. Owl keeps watch over our garlic crop until then. (Almost buried in the snow, but still vigilant!)

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