Stop buying lemons: this is how you'll grow a lemon tree at home from only one seed!
Lemon is one of the healthiest foods in the world, and aside from all the health benefits it gives, we all enjoy and love fresh lemonade.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system, fights flu and cold. Moreover, this fruit is full of antioxidants that treat problems like arthritis and osteoporosis.
Lemons can reduce the damage caused by free radicals. Because of the high Flavanoid content of the lemon, they have powerful antioxidants and anti-cancer properties.
Imagine a fresh lemon at home whenever you want? How great that could be, right? Well today we will show you how to grow a lemon tree at home with only one seed.
- 1 Lemon
- Good soil
- A potted plant or a suitable vessel
- Area with sun
- Airy nylon
How to plant the seed:
Put the soil in the pot, add some water to make it moist. Fill the soil approximately 2.5 centimeters below the edge.
Spread the lemon and pick the seed with the best form, remove its 'flesh'. Do not dry it, the seed should be moist. Make a hole in the soil at a depth of about 1.5 cm, and put the seed inside.
Cover it with the soil, and sprinkle with a dripper.
Cover the pot with the nylon so that the soil remains moist and place it in a place with sun.
Very important - high irrigation frequency can cause the seed to rot. Just keep it moist on one hand, and not dry on the other hand. Treat the pot for about 1-2 weeks, and as soon as it begins to germinate, remove the plastic cover.
Place the pot where it will receive direct sunlight.
How to take care of the lemon tree:
When the tree is young, water it regularly to make it moist, but make sure there are drainage holes at the bottom of the pot so water doesn't accumulate in the pot.
Keep it in place with sun, because it needs about 8 hours a day of direct sunlight.
When necessary, add fertilizer. When it is already large, move it to a larger pot, and if it is too large, you can move it direct to the yard.