Thursday, September 25, 2008

Gin and Tonic.

We have a lemon tree in our garden. We are excited about being able to pick a lemon off it to slice up and put in our Gin and Tonics whenever the mood takes us!

We have really looked after the tree this year and it seems to have paid off. Two years after buying the tree it is finally growing fruit. They are about the size of a golf ball and still green.

What have we done differently this year to last you might ask? Well we watched a film. The World's Fastest Indian (2005), is a film based on the legendary New Zealand speed bike racer Burt Munro. Munro set numerous land speed records for motorcycles with engines less than 1000 cc at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in the late 1950s and into the 1960s. Many of his records still stand to this day.

What has this got to do with our lemon tree you might ask? If you have seen the film you will already know the answer. Burt pee'd on his lemon tree every morning. He believed it fertilized the soil around the tree with the perfect nutrients for producing perfect fruit. While he was away breaking speed records he asked the young boy next door to pee on it for him. Gar thought it was a great idea and has taken to fertilizing our tree regularly!

G+T anyone..?!!

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