Repotting Kaffir Lime

The only way to grow Kaffir lime in a cold climate is in a pot, either forever staying inside the house or moving it in and out when the weather permits. In a warmer climate, when Kaffir lime is grown in the ground, it's a mid-size tree that can grow to 25 feet high and... Continue Reading →

Water Jasmine

A Tiny Fragrant Star Winter is my time for basement gardening.  Where we live we have to put our tropical plants in the basement for the winter.  It’s a lot of labor to go through twice a year.  We take them in when we know that the night temperature will drop and stay below 45°F, usually... Continue Reading →

Growing Kaffir Lime From Seeds

Much Easier Than You Think Kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix) has many benefits, in both food and medicinal.  Using its leaves is much common in cooking.  Fruit is too sour to use but rind is also used in cooking.  I love the scent of its crushed leaf and have been using them in my cooking.  The... Continue Reading →

Kaffir Lime

Kaffir Lime:  A Tree Worth Traveling With.  Asian cooking uses a lot of Kaffir Lime leaves.   It gives a tangy lemony scent and taste.   Though finding lime leaves in the US is getting easier, you still have to go to an Asian market and for the most part they're not fresh enough or they're frozen. ... Continue Reading →

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