How To Grow An Unlimited Supply Of Lemons Using Just 1 Seed
You know the old saying: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. But what if found out that you do not have to wait on life anymore and that you can now grow your own lemons? Imagine that you have plenty of fresh lemons to consume whenever you want or make some lemonade from them. It would be great, won’t it?
Here is a very useful way you can use to grow your own lemon tree inside your house using only the seed from a lemon. However, we think that it would be the most appropriate to start with the health benefits of lemons.
Lemon Health Benefits
Lemons might not be the first choice of fruit when you want to have a snack, but no one can deny their powerful health benefits.
Let us begin with the fact that lemons are amazingly abundant in vitamin C, which makes them great for treating common sicknesses like the cold or the flu. Moreover, not everyone knows that vitamin C has also been found to treat more severe health conditions, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Vitamin C also considerably reduces inflammation in the body, as well as the harmful impacts of the free radicals in the body.
Lemons are also rich in flavonoids that have both antioxidant and anticancer effects.
How To Grow A Lemon Tree
Here is What Will You Need:
- A lemon bought from the store
- A pot or some other similar container
- Potting soil
- Breathable plastic film
- A place with a lot of sunlight or grow lights
Planting Your Seed:
1. Make your potting soil damp by putting into a bucket and mixing it with some water
2. Place the moistened soil in the container and leave about an inch of space below its rim
3. Cut the lemon in halves and find a seed that is in a decent shape
4. Suck on the seed in order to remove all the flesh, making sure that it does not dry out, as before you plant it, it needs to be moist
5. Plant the seed nearly a half inch beneath the soil and then water it with a squirt bottle or gently using a watering can
6. Put the breathable plastic over the container covering it and making sure that the soil inside stays warm and moist. Then, put the container or the pot in a warm place. Nevertheless, be careful that the soil is not too damp, because too much moisture will cause the seed to rot. Make sure you find a nice balance
7. Observe the planted seed in the container for the following week or two, keeping an eye on the area where the seed is planted exactly. Once you see the seed has become sprouting, remove the plastic cover.
8. When the plant has sprouted, move the container to a place that is still warm and that has a plenty of direct sunlight
Caring For Your Plant:
1. Do not forget to maintain the soil with the sprout moist at all times, especially when the lemon tree is young. Nevertheless, watch out for the water not to build up, and make sure that the container or the pot you have used has drainage holes at its bottom
2. Make sure that the lemon tree is exposed to direct sunlight at least eight hours a day, meaning that you will need to find a place suitable for that
3. Just like the case with all other plants is, do not forget to add fertilizer to your lemon tree when needed
4. Once the tree starts to get bigger, you may need to transplant it to a bigger container. If the tree becomes too big for your home, move it to your backyard, front porch or the balcony in case you live in an apartment.