I tried to grow a lemon from a cutting!
I also tried to record the growth after that!
「MOMOKURISANNEN KAKIHACHINEN」 It is a Japanese famous proverb.
"Peaches and chestnuts take 3 years to produce fruit, persimmon takes 8 years."
is what it means.
That is, ” it often takes time to bear the fruit of one’s actions .“
In the continuation of this proverb,
there is the word "Yuzu takes nine years for many flowers to bloom".
In other words, Yuzu means that it is necessary for nine years to produce fruit.
Well, when did I plant "Yuzu" in my garden?
I did not remember well.
I asked my wife.
My wife replied,
"When you went to a shop selling seedlings and flowers a few years ago,
you should have bought impulses."
I did not make it clear,
but I think that about ten years have passed since planting Yuzu.
I bought without thinking anything and I planted Yuzu without thinking anything.
Is it because of that?
I do not remember whether Yuzu's tree had fruit thereafter.
I guess that was indifferent.
Originally I am such a human being.
However, I remember one.
Last year, four to five pieces became fruit.
I tried to eat it when the skin color was green.
At that time, I was taught that "Yuzu is taken after the skin turns yellow."
「Yuzu did not produce fruits for roughly ten years. And last time,
Yuzu bear fruit last year.」
Was it that thing?
I did not remember enough that I was planting Yuzu,
and I did something very rude to Yuzu.
In comparison with Lemon, I began to be aware of Yuzu's existence.
Because of that,
I tried again to compare the trunk of Yuzu with the trunk of lemon.
< The trunk of lemon >
< The trunk of Yuzu >
The approaching degree when photographing is slightly different,
but the trunk of yuzu is growing thicker as a matter of course.
Also, it seems that this is due to the difference in type,
but it seems that the roots are separated and firmly sticking to the ground.
I do not think that I will support Yuzu's trunk with an iron bar like a lemon.
It is said that it takes a considerable amount of time for lemon to bear many fruits
from branches of various heights ...
If this lemon tree becomes useless...
If it is hurt by a longhorn beetle,
or if cold correspondence is not enough ...
I decided to prepare for the unexpected situation.
Increase lemon trees.
It is necessary for several years if it responds after it becomes useless.
Then, which is better with garden planting and potted planting?
It seems there are merits and demerits in each, so I wanted to try potting as well.
There were other arrangements too ...
I worked in the garden for about 3 hours.
I worked around 12: 30 ~ 15: 30.
A bit sad, ...
1、I cut branches from the current lemon tree.
I chose a branch that seems to be intertwined in the future,if I did not do anything.
Branches of fresh feeling at the tip of the branch and soft branches under extension
seem not to be suitable because they tend to decay after cutting.
It seems that it is better to use the one where the growth of branches ceased
and the leaves developed and settled ...
However, as I said above,
I took out branches that would be tangled if the branches stretched like this and used them.
Will roots grow properly?
2、I made this branch 10 to 15 cm in length.
And cut the lower half of the branch.
Next, cut the remaining leaves in half.
(To suppress evaporation)
Short branches were made,
but I decided not to throw it away so as to figure out what happens.
３、I soaked this branch in a bucket filled with water.
I tried to soak for about 1 hour.
４、I pulled a branch out of the water and cut the lower tip of the branch diagonally.
To increase the cross sectional area and increase the water supply volume,
and to expand the area where the roots come out.
５、Root promoter was attached to the cut lower tip.
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６、I put soil dedicated to sowing and planted the branch in the soil.
When inserting, in order to prevent the rooting promoter from being removed,
the hole was dug and the branch was inserted and covered with soil.
Then I did the water, but the soil was not solid, the branches tilted,
so I watered it while holding the branches with my hand.
It seems good to put in a place where wind is hard to hit and sunshine is low,
so I put it in the shade of the front door.
From now on, I will try not to forget watering every morning and evening.
It is about 2 months from now.
Also, pleasure has increased.
I hope the root grows ...
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「Cutting of lemon 42 days after・・・」
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