Pruning the Lime Tree

We are less than three months away from celebrating Chinese New Year. The one thing to prepare myself for CNY is pruning the lime tree now. This is how you should prune them.

1) Trim every branches so that a new branch will sprout out. There is no special skill for doing that. All you have to do is snip every thing like trimming hair.
2) Pluck all the old leaves. This is how you identify old leaves. The colour is usually darker and the texture is thicker.
3) You can go the extra mile rejuvenate the soil with a new one. For my case, I just fertilized them with organic fertilizer.

They should look bare after all the trimmings. Don’t worry as new sprout will appear in a weeks time before the flower starts blooming. If all goes well, everything should go as planned by CNY *keeping my finger cross*.

The result of the trimmings left me with a big basket of limes. I gave them all to the good neighbours on my left and right. And guess what, the neighbour on my left told me, “Sometimes I used to pluck your lime. I love to used them in my cooking.” Ohhhh, the cat is out from the bag. She has been stealing my lime all these while!  Not that I care.  I have too many fruits on the tree. lol.

There’s another thing that I need to do is to set out few brown recluse spider trap in the attic as the spiders have been leaving cob webs in there which can get very irritating to the skin and with the trap I have one less thing to clean up.

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  1. Julie said,

    October 31, 2008 @ 8:22 pm

    Eh…trim my lime tree also.

  2. sila said,

    November 1, 2008 @ 6:39 am

    hmmm suddenly i want key lime pie! 🙂

  3. Selena said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 1:21 am

    eh wah, so early be prepared liao. I still thinking about Christmas preparations….. the tree is in the shed somewhere and the decorations are gathering dust in the attic. At least my Christmas and CNY decorations are not mixed together! >.<
    Useless info for the day – when I was younger I used to pluck & eat the sour limes straight from my aunty’s lime tree 😀

  4. Kyels said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 5:35 pm

    I’ve never pruned any lime trees before. Heh.

  5. jasmine said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 9:17 pm

    hey, i love lime juice! makes me drool…

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  6. Rachel said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 11:17 pm

    so fast think of CNY already???!!! xmas belum sampai la.

  7. athena said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 8:06 am

    must prune wan meh??? i tot just let them grow! 😛

  8. Hijackqueen said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 8:53 am

    Selena, Rachel, Athena – Please don’t get me wrong. I know we are too early to talk about CNY. The reason why I did this pruning. Once you prune them and if you really take care and fertilised your tree, they will bare fruits all at the same time and same sizes. By CNY, the fruits will ripe and looks like the one sold in nursery. For nurseries, garderner has started to spray lots of pesticides on the plum trees. Do you know the pesticides they used are so much and so harmful that if a bees tend to fly over the trees, they will die instantly?

  9. FamilyFirst said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 10:07 am

    My MIL buys many lime trees every year and once CNY is over, they all slowly rot away .. hahahaha. Guess we dont have green fingers. Next year, we buy all over again.

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