How to Grow a Lemon Tree in Your Own Home
Citrus fruits are rich in healthy sugars, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamins and phosphorus. It’s really important to consume citrus fruits because they have so many health benefits and can give you a nice energy boost. Fortunately for you, there’s no need to buy them because you can grow some of them in your own home. What’s better than a picking a fresh lemon from your own tree?
If you have a green thumb and want to grow your own lemon tree, we’re going to help you do it.
Buy a young lemon tree and a clay pot that has holes in the bottom. Get a pot that’s bigger than the lemon tree’s root ball. Put the young lemon tree in the pot and fill the drainage container with some stones.
Once the tree is in the pot, you need to fill that pot with soil. It’s extremely important to use good quality soil. Place the pot with your lemon tree in a place that’s exposed to sunlight minimum 7 hours a day.
Lemon Tree Grown from Lemon Seed
Another way you can grow a lemon tree is by using a lemon’s seed. Get the seeds out from an organic lemon because those seed aren’t contaminated. The soil that you’re going to use needs to contain fertilizers, vermiculite, perlite and peat. To grow a lemon tree from a seed you’re going to need 2 pots: a planting pot (6 inches wide- 6 inches deep) and a seedling pot (24 inches wide-12 inches deep). To grow a healthy lemon tree, you’re also going to need a grow lamp.
Here’s how to grow your tree from a seed:
Get the smaller pot and fill it with moisten soil. Remove one seed from an organic lemon, and clean it thoroughly. The seed must be thoroughly cleaned before using it. Once the seed is ready, plant it in the middle of the pot, ½ inch in dept. After planting it, use a spray bottle to gently spray the soil with water.
Get a plastic wrap and use it to cover the pot. Seal the edges with a rubber band. Poke small holes in the wrap. Once the pot is wrapped, place it somewhere sunny. Spray the soil with some water once in a while.
Remove the plastic wrap after 2 weeks. If your plant needs more light, use a grow light.
To successfully grow your lemon tree, you need to keep the soil damp and to keep your plant exposed to good light at least 8 hours a day. You also need to feed your plant with some organic fertilizer.
Once the tree gets big enough, transfer it in the bigger pot.