The Wonderful Experiments of my New Life
Different cultures and lifestyles
Beautiful gardens are hard worked.
I spend the valuable time needed for the creative ideas.
You learn new tips for gardening from reading online articles, or from personal experiences.
I have learned through my personal experiences that certain fruit trees should be planted at the right time of year.
It allows for a good performance l in growth and to bear fruit.
When I had my very first lemon tree planted.
I was told there would be fruit in time but after three years of no fruit, I was disappointed.
I tried another spot, I recently bought another tree and planted in a different place.
The experience taught me so much more about lemon trees and of the kind of ground that is required for such trees.
The new spot was the best choice.
I planted new seeds for more new plants and flowers.
The sudden cold weather with lots of hail had damaged many of my new plants.
The hot days fooled me when I planted the seeds impatiently. It has been icy cold and the rest of my plants may never show.
What did I not do in the process of planting my first lemon tree?
I did not think about a proper plan for planting my lemon tree.
As a beginner I should have chosen the correct lemon tree the dwarf type.
My hurried thoughts did not allow me time to carefully think of the chosen tree.
I bought the tree from a local farmer, I should have gone to a nursery and bought a three year old tree.
The compost had to mix thoroughly and at its best.
I did not pay attention to the best soil.
I did notice other farmers using artificial mixtures.
The procedure is most efficient if used together with the compost something I totally ignored.
When planting lemon trees choose a sunny position.
I chose a half sunny and shady position which left my lemon tree looking strength-less.
The soil was not well drained I planted the lemon tree in a very uncomfortable spot. The more shady spot did not allow for proper growth.
I did speak to the farmer about the needs of the lemon tree and did not get much information.
My anxious moment got me in a rush and made me wait for the bearing of lemons.
The tree just got taller and slightly greener with new leaves each year and no lemons.
The climate is perfect for lemons but my faults caused the lemon tree to fade.
I did not find out about the size of the lemon tree.
In planting my first lemon tree it showed me the many faults.
I know better than before that with proper planning I could have had good lemons.
To grow a lemon tree from seed will take a long time the best is to get an older tree.
Tangerines grow well in the Mediterranean climate, and I enjoy this kind of citrus fruit.
The local people know how to care for such trees.
I am a beginner and need to figure out the better ways of planting citrus trees.
During the winter the lemon trees are covered to protect the trees from the extreme cold weather.
I did not care much for my lemon tree.
In all this time I have learned a new language, met many people and have got myself into gardening.
Apart from other experiences this life has taught me so much more.
I enjoy learning and knowledge is my greatest power.
Each time I try to plant or experiment on something new I try my best to succeed.
I planned to make lavender oil and had followed a recipe given to me by my best friend.
The lavender oil needed a sunny spot and that is the down fault of the whole procedure.
The procedure allows the lavender oil to soak for six weeks in the lavender herbs.
I learned that my anxiousness got my experiment to not much of what I expected.
Some of my experiments go well like the nut liquor, pear, and ginger liquor.
I made a year ago. I enjoyed the process in making these liquors.
I like to try new experiments.
A greater opportunity for me to learn more about my new life and another culture.
I tried making fig marmalade and the ingredients went moldy. The result put a negative thought in my mind.
We have two cherry trees and when the time is right I will try to make cherry brandy.
All the fruit beard is formed into delicious preserves. A great idea to use up fruit and vegetables.
Marmalade, to jams, and green tomatoes for pickled tomatoes.
The many different liquors made from all the kinds of fruit is such a wonder to me.
A new culture, and a new lifestyle has showed me many different methods in making the home-made liquors.
The local people use their fruit and vegetables in the most simplest of ways.
You don't have to always throw away slightly soft fruit it can be used in desserts or for jams.
I made quince syrup and it required a lot of sugar. I did not enjoy the extra sweetness of this syrup.
Quince syrup is quite popular in Eastern Europe and when made by the professionals you will love the taste of this unique fruit.
The shape and size of the quince is so different to any other usual fruit. When I first saw the quince hanging of the tree I was amazed by its features.
Interesting about the natural and home-made preserves in Croatia the great way of life if you choose to live that way.
When I am occupied with new adventures my life feels full and alive.
I try to focus on the good stuff and work toward what makes me the happiest.
Life is great only if you choose to make that way. Sometimes you don't know where to turn and what to smile at. Your good moment can make you feel that way.
Start of with a smile and good thought only you can do that for yourself.
Be alert and be happy.
Observe your beautiful surroundings and see what you are missing right in your own back yard.
Often you will miss what is close to you and your focus can run away with your clouded mind.
Don't let one sad moment stop you from living.
Life is too short to sweat about the small stuff.
You may not be able to avoid all sad moments but cope with the moments positively.
I don't have a specific hobby. I enjoy doing different things with my family am always opened to new experiences.
An opportunity for me to move on and have something new to look forward to daily.
Life does not always bring you the best it is the choices that you make that shows you the end results.
I live to learn and have made that my priority together with my great life decisions.
You won't miss or want anything else from life if you choose to live this life.
Everything in my new life has made me stronger and has taught me how to live without fear.
Happiness, good health, and good friendships are outstanding achievements.
I was taught to the positive way of life and how to enjoy myself rather than to be unhappy and weak in situations.
It didn't take me a long time to fit in and to move on with my life in Croatia.
Plant a lemon tree easily with these great ideas
Do you enjoy making your own preserves?
© 2014 Devika Primić