How to Grow Limes how to get rid of ants in the house Backyard Gardening Blog

A few months after the blossoms have fallen, you will start to see fruit developing. Any clusters of small limes that have more than 4 how to get rid of ants in the house fruits in each should be reduced down to 2 or how to get rid of ants in the house 3 limes in a group or you will end up how to get rid of ants in the house with a large harvest of tiny fruit. There is no hard and fast rule to this, but a little thinning can go a long way.

Given its small size, the lime tree seldom needs much pruning so there isn’t a lot of work in that regard. Each spring, check for dead branches and cut them out and also how to get rid of ants in the house remove any suckers growing out of the trunk. They look like green branches but they grow straight upwards. You can’t miss them. Smaller branches growing through the center of the tree can how to get rid of ants in the house also be pruned to let more light get through the how to get rid of ants in the house crown of the tree. That’s really all you need to do with a lime how to get rid of ants in the house tree with regards to keeping it pruned.

Water your tree if you have had dry weather for how to get rid of ants in the house several days, with a good drink about once a week when necessary. Don’t over-soak all at once though. Give them a dose of citrus fertilizer 2 or 3 how to get rid of ants in the house times a year, or more if the soil isn’t very fertile on its own.

Dwarf varieties of lime will do best in a container, which usually means a standard lime that has been grafted how to get rid of ants in the house onto a different rootstock to keep it small. If you can’t get a dwarf lime, you may be fine with a standard tree since they how to get rid of ants in the house are fairly small to begin with.

For a container, you’ll need at least a half barrel sized pot or how to get rid of ants in the house planter. You can even grow potted limes in cooler climates as how to get rid of ants in the house long as you are able to bring the whole tree how to get rid of ants in the house indoors during the winter. A very sunny indoor room should be sufficient and you how to get rid of ants in the house can still get lime production as long as you put how to get rid of ants in the house the plant back outdoors during the warmer months.

Aphids and scale are more of a nuisance than anything how to get rid of ants in the house else, but if they are in large enough numbers or you how to get rid of ants in the house have a very young tree, they can be a problem. Both insects suck out the fluid from inside the plant, and they excrete a sweet “honeydew” as a result. This will attract ants and can also lead to mold how to get rid of ants in the house or mildew on your trees.

Once these pests start to accumulate, you can use a hose to spray them off (this works best for aphids) or use an insecticide. Scale can be hard to get rid of because their how to get rid of ants in the house tough shell makes them pretty well protected against most sprays. But as long as they are not harming the plant, don’t stress about getting every last one off.

Leafminers are a bit different, and they chew on the leaves to cause real damage how to get rid of ants in the house to your tree. Look for little tunnels or tracks in the leaf as how to get rid of ants in the house the main symptom. Again, insecticides work well and you should cut away leaves and how to get rid of ants in the house branches that show a lot of tunneling.

Unfortunately, it can be tricky to know the right point to how to get rid of ants in the house pick your fruit because any that are too immature will how to get rid of ants in the house be poor as well. After a few years, you will likely learn how to tell but the best how to get rid of ants in the house way is to just cut down a couple of limes how to get rid of ants in the house and see how juicy they are. Ready-to-pick fruit should be juicy, and the skins will be lighter green than the younger how to get rid of ants in the house fruit.

You can store whole limes in the fridge for about how to get rid of ants in the house 2 weeks if you put them in a plastic bag. If you just want the juice for drinks and cooking, that can be frozen and stored for several months. Ice cube trays work very well, then you can just store the loose cubes in freezer how to get rid of ants in the house bags.

I live in new orleans. With a temperate climate and an exceptionally warm winter this how to get rid of ants in the house year I planted my persian lime tree (nearly 5′ high when placed in the ground)in mid-january. Within weeks I had blossoms (briefly)and now, early february, I have two small fruit developing. I was surprised that this occurred so quickly given that how to get rid of ants in the house you wrote that it would take “months” for one to follow the other. There is no doubt that these are very small limelets. The other emerging blossoms are very bunched and, as you suggest, I will trim them back to 2 or 3 so how to get rid of ants in the house the next fruit will have room to develop to a how to get rid of ants in the house sufficient size. Thanks for your guidance on this issue. I feel like a farmer, “out standing in his field.”

Thanks for the tips. I have a lime question. I have a container with dwarf meyer limes going and how to get rid of ants in the house the new limes keep falling off at one cm or how to get rid of ants in the house so of size. Does that mean that it is not getting fertilized. Do you know if meyer limes are self fertile? Do I just need a polinator?

I would try the following keeping in mind that strict how to get rid of ants in the house adherance is the only way this works. On the second night of the new moon walk around how to get rid of ants in the house the tree 5 times at a slow pace. On the last walk around the tree urinate on the how to get rid of ants in the house trunk as you walk being careful to completely soak the how to get rid of ants in the house trunk in uriune to about 3 feet above the ground. Walk around the tree 2 more times while chanting the how to get rid of ants in the house lime god’s name “mike hunt” very loudly. This should evoke the lime god’s blessing on your tree and it will produce. If this doesn’t work let us know and we’ll be glad to find another method to help you how to get rid of ants in the house out with.

I bought a mexican(key) lime tree a few months ago. I planted it in a 22″ pot, stuck it on the south end of the house so how to get rid of ants in the house it gets the full moning sun but is shaded from how to get rid of ants in the house the afternoon sun and most of the wind. I used 70% organic compost and 30% miracle grow citrus soil in the pot, and mulched the top heavily with organic cedar mulch. After a couple days, my new tree bloomed with multiple clusters of pretty white how to get rid of ants in the house flowers. After about a week and all the peetals fell off how to get rid of ants in the house the flowerrs, each place there was a flower there are now baby how to get rid of ants in the house limes! I have over ten clusters of 8+ baby limes all over my tree. Some of the baby limes are bigger than the others how to get rid of ants in the house so I will thin out the small ones. Its odd, because half my tree is covered in limes but the how to get rid of ants in the house other half isn’t…. Wondering if I have two trees grafted to the same how to get rid of ants in the house rootstock? Either way, both sides have a ton of pretty, light colored new growth. I love the leaves on this tree because they smell how to get rid of ants in the house likee citrus! Especially when you break a leaf in half, the smell is almost reminicint of fruitloops. Will be bringing my tre insside for the winter.

Well i bought a small lime tree.I planted it in a container with very good potting how to get rid of ants in the house soil.It grew i a beautiful dwarf tree.This year got a lots of flowers.The flowers later became tiny ,tiny limes.Almost half of the size of a pea.It’s been at least 3 weeks now and the size how to get rid of ants in the house of the limes ,it hasn’t change.What should i do???To make them grow to a normal size..???Thank you!!!

I live in thailand, so growing limes is very easy, almost no maintenance except the tips mentioned in your excellent how to get rid of ants in the house article. We use the leaves in thai cooking as much or how to get rid of ants in the house more than the limes or their juice, except when we have a mojito party. I have a large bed of mint as well so how to get rid of ants in the house it works out quite nicely once or twice a year. The combination of fresh mint and limes didn’t sound that good to me but boy was I how to get rid of ants in the house wrong. I recommend planting a bed of mint near your lime how to get rid of ants in the house trees. If you really want to go completely from scratch you how to get rid of ants in the house can add a small patch of sugar cane. 🙂 you don’t have to go to cuba to get a decent how to get rid of ants in the house mojito!

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