extra credit: grow your own lemon tree.
I’ll be the first to admit I don’t have a green thumb. What’s the opposite of green? Well whatever it is, that’s the color of my thumb when it comes to gardening and nurturing a plant, bush or flower. I can nurture a roasted chicken till the cows come home but don’t ask me to keep plants alive for too long. I’m working on it. Recently I inherited several potted plants from my parents and they asked repeatedly, “you’ll get the plants on a drip system?” Hint hint.
Really, I’m working on it.
And so here’s a little extra credit we’ll both work on together – growing our own lemon trees…and keeping them alive! A lemon tree may cost $20 or so, a little more if you decide to pot it, but considering lemons may cost you $.50-.75 depending on where you buy them, I think the initial investment coupled with a little sweat equity and maybe a daily reminder to water them (as is my case), will be well worth it!
Do you grow your own citrus, herbs or vegetables? Do you find it saves you some cashola? Do tell…