I'm not sure what I can say about this little pomegranate tree. I got it a while ago and didn't plant it until just today. I had ordered it online and when it turned up I kind of wanted to complain and send it back. It was much smaller than I had expected, and a lot of the branches were broken, the leaves yellowing and just all around not the healthy green plant I would have picked for myself.
But I am a hopeless complainer and I dislike conflict intensely, so instead of complaining I stewed and was cranky every time I looked at my unlovely new pomegranate.
Which explains why it spent a good few months in its plastic pot.
And then I made my new year's resolutions. This year for me is going to be all about trying to create a fabulously productive fruit and vegetable garden, which means not just throwing things at the ground like I am guilty of doing, but planting things slowly and trying hard to get it right. I want my pomegranate to look like the one in the photo above.
So I did something that I have never done before.
I bought some liquid fertilizer.
I felt like a criminal walking away with the stuff from the shops, and when I got home I quickly smuggled it out the back to the garden bench. I measured it out and watered my newly planted pomegranate in, before I lost my brand new fertilizing nerve.
I don't know why, but to me it felt like I was Doing A Bad Thing. I am fine with horse and cow manure that you buy for $2 on the side of the road, but organic liquid fertilizer from the shops? It all seems a bit serious to me.
If it gets results though, I might just start drinking the stuff myself.