There is an old saying that goes: “If life throws you lemons, then make lemonade from them.” But what would happen if you don’t need to buy lemons, and you can grow them yourself? Does that mean unlimited amount of fresh lemons and lemonade, whenever you want? Can that really happen?
Of course it can, which is why in this article we will show you how you can do that, grow a lemon tree all by yourself inside your home, and you only need to use the lemon seed. Let us first show you a few of the lemon benefits, which will make you even want to grow the lemon tree even more!
Lemon Health Benefits
Even though that whenever you want to take a snack, you would almost never go for a lemon, we can’t deny the lemon’s strong health benefits.
They are one of the richest sources of vitamin C, which gives them the ability to treat numerous issues and sicknesses, like flu or colds. But it has also been found out that the vitamin C also has the ability to treat more serious issues and diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Also this vitamin is able to reduce the damage done from free radicals in our body and prevent from inflammation as well.
Also there are numerous flavonoids contained inside the lemon that have anticancer and antioxidant properties.
How To Grow A Lemon Tree
- Potting Soil
- Store-Bought Lemon
- Breathable Plastic Film
- An area with a lot of sun or a Grow Light
Planting Your Seed:
- Put the potting soil inside the container or the bucket, and mix it with a little bit of water.
- Then put the moistened soil in the container you want to plant the tree, and leave only an inch to the top empty.
- Slice a fresh lemon in half, and look for a good sized seed in it.
- Wash the seed or suck on it, so that the flesh gets off of it, that way the seed won’t dry out (make sure that it is moist once you plant it).
- Then you can dig a small hole about half an inch deep in the soil, and put the lemon seed inside it and cover it. You should water it with a squirt bottle.
- Now you may cover the container with a breathable plastic, which will keep the seed moist and warm, then place the whole container in a warm place in your house. Make sure that the seed is neither damp or too moist, because in both cases it will dry out, maintain a balance.
- You can remove the plastic cover once you have noticed that from that are where you planted the seed, it began to sprout, that will happen after one or two weeks after the planting.
- Once you have removed the plastic cover place the container in a warm place, that is constantly exposed to the direct sunlight.
Caring For Your Plant:
- Try to keep the oil moist all the time, it needs water the most when the lemon tree is young. Don’t water it too much though, and make sure that there are drainage holes on the container.
- The lemon tree will need at least 8 hours to be exposed to the sunlight on daily basis, so put it in a place where it can get the proper amount of sunlight.
- Also this is like any other plant, so don’t forget to add fertilizer once it is in need of it.
- Once the tree is too big for the container, you can either put it in your backyard or transplant it in a larger container, also it will be a beautiful decoration to place it on your balcony if you are living in an apartment.