A Garden Indoors

South Dakota pomegranate dwarf tree

Pomegranate dwarf tree

After almost three years of nurturing, watering, repotting and babying, our dwarf pomegranate looks like it is ready to bare fruit. Within a few months the tart seeds and sweet juice will be ours to delight in.

South Dakota tree

We’re not sure how we’re going to eat it all … we should probably share, though. And not eat it all at once. Take our time, share, and appreciate.

South Dakota lemon plant

Lemon tree

Our dwarf lemon tree is doing great. At two years-old, it’s growing rapidly and should produce fruit next year.

South Dakota lemon tree

I cannot imagine it holding lemons, but if that’s what it is designed to do, that’s what it will do!

South Dakota banana tree

Banana tree

As you can see, the banana tree has been much fussier in its atmosphere preference. It didn’t thrive in the dining room, so I moved it next to the heater, under the main window. It is looking much better. The banana tree requires watering about once every three weeks, where the pomegranate once every two days. The other two, however, need watering once every three or four days.

South Dakota banana tree

I look forward to the cute little dwarf bananas that should produce next year.

South Dakota coffee plant

Coffee tree

Last, but not least, our coffee tree. Country Man and I are equally excited for this to bear beans next year. Hindsight, though, we should have bought more of these if we really wanted to make our own coffee. The problem is a lack of space, so maybe some day in the future.

We’d love to sip on our own ground beans as we read before we begin our day. I can picture it already …

South Dakota coffee plant

May the fruits of our labor be abundant, bearing and delicious!

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25 thoughts on “A Garden Indoors

  1. it’s awesome that you have such a wide variety of food growing in your home. I hope they all bear fruit for you soon.

    also, I love to see the pups lounging around, each with their own pillow underneath them. Cadie does that too, and it always makes me laugh

  2. ah fruit trees.. a true test in patience. We had an orchard at my parents.. all dwarf size trees. I was not old enough to really appreciate it until I left home. Marrying a man who loves fruit helped too.. Maybe one day I will have one, no space for plants in the place we’re in now. One day…

  3. Oh my goodness, this is amazing! I can’t even imagine waiting 3 years before my work paid off. I think I’m going to be anxious this spring when I have to wait a couple of months for the things I plant to grow, haha! Kudos to you guys! :)

  4. You are very enterprising!

    BTW, you can freeze the seeds of the pomegranate for up to a year. The fruit itself can be kept in the refrigerator for two months.

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  6. There’s something about growing plants (both inside and out) that teaches you patience…it helps you be more grounded (ooh…gives you roots…that’s good). You learn to notice, and appreciate, the little things.

    Your plants are gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing more.

  7. I think I’ve asked before, but, what do you do with your pommegrate tree? Prune? Fertilize? I managed to bring mine back from near death, but it’s very thin and dry. The green-thumb in me needs help…

  8. I love your indoor garden! I also didn’t know that one can grow pomegranate and coffee trees indoors. You really do have a green thumb.

    I love plants, but I live in the small apartment in the middle of the desert, so there’s no space and the weather only permits one to grow aloe vera or cacti :D

    Oh, and thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog. Have a great week ahead!

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