Did anyone happen to notice the foliage in the background of my faux sourdough pictures?
Despite their size, our lemon trees are pretty prolific. They each bloom about 3 times a year, and produce quite a few lemons. We don't have lemons available year round, since both trees tend to have lemons on them at the same time.
We got the idea from my parents, who, over the course of many years, have had several varieties of citrus trees in their home. We ordered the starts for our trees through a seed catalog called Wayside Gardens. (If you do an online search, you can find many options for ordering your own citrus trees.) They arrived in two very small boxes, just single sticks with a few feeble blooms. We stuck those sticks in pots, and within a month or two, there were actual lemons growing on them! It still blows my mind.
I'm really excited that, due to all the ripening lemons on the trees right now, it looks like I'll have plenty of homegrown lemons to use with my Thanksgiving dishes!