How to Grow Your Own Organic Lemon Tree? Read About the Benefits
But what if you can grow lemon tree by your own? And on very simple way! Unlimited fresh lemonade and lemons in all seasons! That could actually happen!
Here we can explain how to grow your own lemon tree inside your house by using just the lemon seed! Very simple! But first, let’s get into some of the health benefits of lemons.
There is the famous common saying : “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
Health Benefits of Lemon
There is no denying that this fruit has a lot powerful heath benefits. Although lemons aren’t actually the first fruit we take early in the morning or when we are looking for a snack.
Abundant in vitamin C, lemons are great for treating common sicknesses such as flu or cold. Some less known facts about vitamin C is that it has also been found to treat more serious health conditions, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It can also help in the process of reducing inflammation and damaging effects of free radicals in our body.
Lemons also contain other flavonoids that have anticancer and antioxidant properties.
How To Grow Your Own Lemon Tree?
All you need is:
- Store-bought lemon
- Potting soil
- Area/ room with a lot of sun
- Breathable plastic film
How to Plant The Seed:
Dampen the potting soil by putting it into a can, tub or bucket. Then mix it with some water.
Then fill your container with the moistened soil, leaving about an inch of space below its rim
Gently open your lemon (cut a slice) and look a seed that’s in decent shape
Clean the seed until you remove all of the flesh, making sure that it doesn’t dry out. This is very important step because it needs to be moist when you plant it.
Plant the chosen seed about a half inch beneath the soil. Water it with a squirt bottle or gently with a small watering can.
Cover the container with the breathable plastic. Make sure that it stays warm and moist. Next, place it in a warm area. Make sure there is not too much water. Too much moisture will actually cause the seed to rot. Take time to find a nice balance.
Observe it for the next week or two. Pay attention on the area where you planted the seed. When you notice it starts to sprout, remove the plastic cover.
As soon as you see that the plant has sprouted move it to an area that is still warm, but that has a lot of direct sunlight.
Caring For Your Plant:
As we mentioned above, make sure that the soil is moist at all times, especially when the lemon tree is young. Do not let the water build up and make sure that your container has drainage holes.
Your plant will need at least eight hours of direct sunlight every day, so make sure it is in a place where it will get those conditions.
As with most other plants, make sure to add little fertilizer when needed.
When your lemon tree begins to grow and it gets larger, you may put it to a larger can or container. If it gets too big then you are an excellent gardener! You can simply move to your backyard or balcony if you live in an apartment. And of course, you can enjoy in its beauty and benefits.
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