After more than two years, many threats and stern looks, we’ve finally seen results from Lemony, the lemon tree! Hurrah!
Lemons: we has them!
And they were employed for the ever-brilliant Brigette Hafner’s slow-cooked Greek lamb (seriously, if you haven’t cooked it yet, you definitely should).
So utterly wonderful to grow something other than spikey herbs and not have it eaten by creatures, although I will say the creatures did give the lemon leaves a good go. Where do they all come from? We’re on the 4th floor!! I have more pests now than I did when I had a proper garden.
Once upon a time, I was completely opposed to using chemicals on plants, going forward for anything with soft leaves or fruit I’m really considering a “the more poison, the better” approach.
I have said it before and I’ll say it again, when you are growing stuff to eat, The Very Hungry Caterpillar ceases to be an adorable book.