Friday, 11 July 2014

A new beginnig 11/07/2014

As I expected I got bored of this project and of the weekly update. Even because my "tree" was NOT a tree but just some kind of weed. However in the same pot now there is a friend that seems really a tree!
You can see it in the right corner or in this close up pic:

It has something like 2 months now and looks perfectly healthy. I'm not really sure of what kind of tree will be but i'm most likely for some kind of agrumes. Maybe lemon or mandarin.
It is summertime and my vase is 24h a day outside the balcony but it recive direct sunlight just until 10 am, so there is not a risk of burn the leaves. i'm also adding some coffee grounds sometimes to make the soil more nutrient.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Sick Tree! 17/04/2014

This week the tree had some problem. Unfortunaetly two of his leaves had some problem and one is already dead, while the other one is yellow and will die soon. In my opinion the problem the tuna can starting to be too little for the tree and also maybe I used too much water in it.
Now i will transfer the tree in a real vase but it will be difficult to do it without damaging the roots. I really hope that this will solve the problem (if there is a real problem, becouse the rest of the tree looks great and totally healty)

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Shaker-tree! 10/04/2014

While the height of the tree keep increasing, the trunk remain the same size. I'm worried because everytime that I move the pot, the tree shake a lot and if there is a bit of wind it bends. I'll add some support to help the structure.
There are other leaves coming out, one from the top and another one from the bottom! That is exciting, and the total of the leaves is now 7 fully formed and 2 baby leaves.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Bigger and Bigger! 03/04/2014

This week the weather was great and the little tree spent a lot of time in the greenhouse.
Maybe this is why it's becoming so big!
Comparing the photo of last week with this we can count 6 complete leaves and there is also a structural change: I had to use some piece of wood to substain the tree (actually a broken toothpick).
Now i'm worried about the trunk that don't looks strong enough to substain the whole plant. I hope that will start to become more fat otherwise i have to add some other toothpicks!

I've also another news: in the back of the photo there is another little sprout popping out! I don't think that this tuna can is big enough for two trees so I placed it in a new pot inside the greenhouse. I think that i'll keep it there all the time but i'll not take photos of it.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Sky is the limit! 27/03/2014

During this week the weather here in my hometown was not so great. For the first half it was partially cloudy but not that bad but now it's 3-4 days that it's rainy and without sun. Due to the weather condition my little tree spent most of the time in my house. 
However the tree itself keep growing fast! This week  there are four complete leaves and an evident height increase. This photo it's quite bad this time, but with a clooser look you can see that in the middle of the two highest leaves there is something other popping out. Another height increase or another leaf? Probably next week we will have the answer!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Growing fast! 20/03/2014

Seven days has passed since the first post and i'm surprised of how fast is growing this little tree! Compared to the first photo you can see that now it has 3 leaves (and a forth is growing) and that the "trunk" is now more red and looks stronger but the total lenght is almost the same.
During the week I took a photo everyday but i think that one post a week will be enought for the blog.
I've also made some improvements to the tuna can: now in the bottom there are several holes for a better air and humidity circulation and during the day the plant live in a greenhouse.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

The sprout! 13/03/2014

Here's the little sprout. Today is the 13th of March 2014, it has something like 1 month. Yes, the pot it's actually a tuna can but soon or later there will be a new house for this baby. I live in a countryside so it will not be too hard to find the right spot for it.
But now it is growing inside my house because it's just too week to survive in the outside word but in the sunny days the sprout like to take sunbath on the balcony.
I don't know how often i will post photos of that guy. At the beginning I was thinking to do a photos a day and then make a video after some years like lot of people have done with they're faces. But I know that i'll stop doing it after a while and also if i have to stay outside for some days or if I'll move to live somewhere else i'll not bring the little sprot with me. So maybe there will be an update every week even if I don't know how exciting can be the life of a litte tree! I will also try to make the same photos with tha same camera (a 79 Euros Samsung PL20)  and with the same light conditions