Saturday, April 13, 2013

Lemon Tree Budding..Baked Fish for Dinner?

After all of the little mans hard work, he is finally getting a few larger leaves.  His lemon trees he grew from the seeds of a store lemon are looking great.  My photography skills do not due his little trees justice.  They are about a foot tall after only 9 months.  They began producing foliage earlier, but right after we transplanted them from a small pot to a home in the ground, mother nature threw us a curve.  The nights turned to freezing again. 

I was a little worried since the little green that had started popping out turned brown and fell to the ground.  A few weeks later, they looked like this.  A little warmer weather and being placed into another pot started them growing again. He was so thrilled.  He had to plant the tiny jar of seeds he had saved just in case.  I think he ended up planting a good 25 seeds he had saved up. 

He checks them every day.  They have already sprouted up.  He takes care of all of his little plants so well.  I am very proud of him!  In the pictures above you can see a few tiny little dots of green coming up though the soil below the little lemon trees.  He had to plant a few small annuals so the bottom of the trees would be pretty too.  I am not exactly sure all of the colors of Alyssum he placed in there so it will be a surprise for me.   

I am ready and waiting for the first lemon to add to a little water during the hot summer or to use on fresh fish.  Our favorite recipe is to place a few pieces of Redears or catfish in a 8"x8" inch glass pan.  Add a little black pepper, tiny bit of red pepper (or a little Cajun seasoning), drizzle on a bit of olive oil and finally squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top.  Cover with aluminum foil and cook the fish till nice and flaky.  The cook time will vary based on the size/thickness of the fish.  You can also wrap them up in a little foil then pop them on the grill while camping.  Another bonus, the house smells amazing and the lemon takes the fishy smell and taste away.  Simple, fast and easy.

Maybe that is what we will have for dinner since it is opening day at the baseball field.  Wish him luck tonight!


  1. I am so amazed you got the lemon trees from the seeds. Looking good.

    1. Thanks! I wish I had pics of the seeds and lemons he harvested them from.