People who eat fruits as part of a healthy diet are less likely to develop chronic diseases. Fruits are high in fiber, vitamin C, folate, and potassium, among other nutrients.
Citrus fruits are popular among many people. Their flavor is typically a combination of sweet, sour, and bitter, making them a fantastic refreshment and an excellent addition to a variety of recipes.
They are, however, very healthy for us because they are high in vitamins, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus. Citrus fruits have numerous health benefits, so having them on hand at all times would be invaluable.
This is why we decided to teach you how to grow a lemon tree from seed so that you can have an endless supply of these fruits at your disposal. You will be able to enjoy high-quality fruits with fresh flavor, more nutrients, and no chemicals in this manner.
First and foremost, you should purchase a baby lemon tree that is no more than a few years old, as well as a clay or plastic pot with holes in the bottom. Simply place the baby tree inside and fill the drainage container with stones to increase airflow. Fill the pot with soil and place it in a location that receives 8-10 hours of direct sunlight per day.
Water the tree on a regular basis. You can, however, grow a lemon tree from a seed. You’ll need organic lemons and fertile soil, preferably one that’s already been cultivated.
Purchase a planting pot that is six inches wide and six inches deep, as well as a seedling pot that is 24 inches wide and 12 inches deep. A grow lamp will also be useful to you.
Follow these steps:
- Dampen the potting soil all the way through. Fill the smaller pot with it.
- Remove the seeds from the lemon, remove the pulp from them. To make sure it is clean, you can suck on the seed. Any clinging flesh and sugar might foster a fungal disease, that will eventually kill off the seed.
- To boost the chances for lemon seed propagation, you can plant several seeds.
- Bury it immediately into the soil, as it has to be moist, in order not to germinate. Plant it about half an inch deep in the middle of the pot. Spray the soil directly above it with water.
- Cover the pot with plastic wrap, to aid in water retention. Then, seal the edges with a rubber band, and poke small holes in the top with a pencil. Place the pot in a warm and sunny place.
- Do not let the soil dry out, so occasionally water it to keep it moist.
- The sprouting emerges in about two weeks, so take the plastic wrap off.
- Make sure the young plant gets 8 full hours of light daily, keep the soil damp, and use organic fertilizer in moderate doses.
- Whenever needed, remove any brown or dead leaves.
- As soon as the young tree outgrows the pot, transfer it to the larger one. Repeat the same procedure as when you planted it.
- Make sure you water it regularly.
In the video below, gardener Mitchell Boyle reveals some helpful tips for growing a lemon tree from seed, which he claims “work every time!”
Lemon trees thrive in hot, sunny climates all year. They can also thrive indoors as edible houseplants in cold-weather climates. Aside from the delicious and nutritious fruits, your lemon tree will produce lush, dark green, oval leaves with a glossy texture that shimmers in the sunlight.
The delicate white flowers have a citrus fragrance and are very soft. With its exotic nature, the entire tree will decorate your home.