hey all! i'm back with another question about dd's beloved placenta tree. it is a meyer lemon tree, about 4 feet high, and potted outside in a large terracotta pot. i planted it back in june or july and it has a bunch of beautiful lemons (and some flowers) on it right now.
i am a totally clueless gardner (TCG
) and i really really really love this tree (because it has dd's placenta buried in the pot). so i really want it to live. i seem to remember hearing that citrus trees need to be covered overnight on cold nights to avoid freezing.
1) how cold does it need to get in order for a citrus to need covering? we live in the san francisco area, and the coldest it gets at night in the dead of winter is around 35 degrees. average night time temp is prolly 45-ish degrees.
2) what do i use to cover it? a tarp, blanket, towel?
3) what if it's raining AND cold? do i still cover it? is a tarp a better option here because if i use a towel or blanket, it'll get soaked and weigh it down.
<sigh> i need some help here folks!!