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August 10th, 2010, 08:53 AM
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Potted Fruit Trees; a Great Option for the Home Gardener ? Veggie Gardening Tips

I like this article. I think its pretty cool how you can have fruit trees, even if you don't have a lot of space. We have a half acre so we planted all our trees in the ground but now I'm wishing we kept some in pots becasue we are thinking of moving. I'll be sad to leave my trees behind, they are like my babies. I also like the idea because while we have a moderate temperature where I live and citrus can grow here, we do have a few below freezing nights here a year. We have to make sure to go out and cover the citrus so it doesn't die. It would be nice to just move your pot.
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August 18th, 2010, 03:47 PM
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That is a GREAT idea! Don't the trees get super big though? How can they stay in a container forever?
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August 18th, 2010, 04:23 PM
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I think the trees just won't grow as big as in the ground. Full size trees produce a toooon of fruit anywyas. If you get trees make sur you get ones that are ready to harvest at different times. We get too much in late august, more than we can eat so just watch out for that.
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August 19th, 2010, 09:22 AM
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Thanks for the tip
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August 25th, 2010, 09:16 PM
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I am so excited about this I told my sister. I cannot WAIT to do this next year! We have a very un-aesthetically pleasing area beside our house where the driveway is and it gets LOTS of sun so now I can make it pretty!
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cool article - mightlook in to doing this this spring!
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September 10th, 2010, 09:49 AM
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I'm totally doing this. I think about it all the time LOL!!
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September 12th, 2010, 08:50 PM
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Get started then. You can get trees anytime.

Well here you can anyways.
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