Did you know how easy it is to grow a lemon tree just from one seed?
Lemon trees are known to grow in regions which are sunny throughout the whole year, but here, we’re also going to show you that they can be grown at home as plants! You can have your own fresh lemons and prepare lemon juice anytime you want to! Use them for cooking and you’ll see that in time, the groceries will save you up some money.
Another excellent thing is that your home will smell fresh and lovely because of them!
These are the things you need if you want to start growing lemon trees at home:
- Use lemons which are organic. The ones which aren’t are usually full of seeds which are non-germinating
- The soil should be fertile and potting soil. It should contain natural fertilizers, perlite, vermiculite and peat
- The pot where you’re going to plant the lemon should be 6 inches deep and 6 inches wide because there will also be sprouts
- You also need a pot for the seedling that will be 12 inches deep and 24 inches wide
- The place in your home where you’re going to keep the plant should be well-lighted, possibly with sunlight
These are the steps that you should follow:
The soil should be moistened so that it could be damp. Just make sure it isn’t soaked.
Take the smaller pot and put soil in it. Leave one inch below the rim.
Remove one seed from a lemon. All of the pulp should be cleaned well.
Make sure the seed is moist when you bury it. It should be planted in the middle, within half an inch deepness.
Then, take a spray bottle filled with water and spray the soil above the planted seed.
The pot should be covered with clear plastic wrap. Use a rubber band to seal the edges. Take a pencil and poke small holes on the top.
The pot should be placed in a well-lighted location which is warm.
Make sure the soil is never dry. Spray some water on it from time to time, but don’t make puddles. It should only be moist.
When you see a sprout after 2 weeks approximately, remove the plastic covering. In case the area where you keep the plant doesn’t have enough light, take a grow light and use it.
Make sure the soil is damp. The plant needs to have 8 hours of light every day. You can also apply organic fertilizer in moderate doses.
Take good care of the plant so that it doesn’t catch a disease or bugs. In case there are dead leaves, brown in color, prune them off. In case you have to use a pesticide, you can do it.
As soon as you notice the plant outgrows the small pot, transfer it into the large one. The procedure should be the same. Remember that older plants don’t need as much as water than younger plants. The plant mustn’t starve! It should have enough water.
If you’ve been careful with the instructions, you will end up having your own lemon tree.
It’s a wonderful experience! Even if we all know that nowadays it’s easy to buy lemons, it’s good to try and produce your own. Your home will also look and smell nice!