Q. Are any of the available lemons or limes cold-hardy enough to plant in the ground rather than a container?

A. Probably not. Growing a cold-sensitive plant in a container results in it being dwarfed so that it is easier to cover and protect with a heat source. If you pick a container that is movable, you can also take advantage of the portability to move it to shelter when freezing temperatures move in.

Calvin Finch is a retired horticulture agent in Bexar County. He writes for and works with a number of area media outlets.

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