How to Grow a Lemon Tree from Seed Easily in Your Own Home
You all already know about the great health benefits of citrus fruits and that they are full of vitamins, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. But you shouldn’t consume too much of citrus fruits if you intend to balance your diet because they are including high levels of sugar.
Some citrus trees are easier to be grown than others but what is most important is that the best ones can be easily grown in your backyard. If you grow your own citrus fruits you will notice the difference between the homegrown and bought from market fruits. You will not be exposed to some chemical contamination linked with non-organic growing. Here are some tips on how to grow your own citrus trees:
The baby tree 2-3 years old is the most recommended for planting if you like to have better results from your lemon tree. Grab a large pot that has many holes on the bottom. The pot should be bigger than the root ball of the baby tree because when the tree will mature you will need 12-15 inches deep pot and 17-20 inches wide in diameter. Place the plant in the pot and put some stones in the drainage container in order to make a better air flow. Put some soil in the pot, it is recommended to use a soil which is specially made for growing citrus fruits.
That is all you need to do while planting the lemon tree. Keep in mind that it requires 8-10 hours exposure on the sun through the day and watering normally (don’t over-water it). Until the lemons are ripen, 6-9 months will past. You will know by their color when they are ready for gathering.
You can also grow a lemon tree from a seed.
In order to grow a lemon three from a seed, you need to acquire the following:
- Seed from organic lemon because the non-organic lemons are having non-germinating seeds.
- Productive potting soil, which includes turf, vermiculite, perlite and natural manures.
- Six inches wide in diameter and six inches deep planting pot.
- A seeding pot 24 inches wide in diameter and 12 inches deep.
- A sunny indoor area and a grow lamb if you have one at home.
Follow these directions for growing your own lemon tree:
1. Make the soil wet by moisturizing it, but be carefully it mustn’t be soaked all the way through.
2. Fill the planting pot with soil up to one inch below the rim.
3. Remove a seed from the lemon and suck on it until it is clean in order to remove the pulp from it.
4. Plant the seed into the soil at the same moment, do not withhold. Put the seed around a half an inch inside the soil on the middle of the pot.
5. Sprinkle the soil where the lemon seed is planted with a little bit of water.
6. Then put a plastic envelop in order to cover it well and seal the edges. Make few holes with a pencil on the plastic envelop.
7. Put the pot in a warm and sunny area,
8. Do not let the soil to dry out. Sprinkle on more water once in a while and maintain somewhat moist of the soil.
9. Two weeks later the sprout should emerge and you can remove the plastic envelop. If you don’t have enough sunlight you can use a grow light as a substitution of the sun.
10. Keep the soil moist and provide the plant with the needed eight hours of sunlight daily. Apply moderate doses of organic manures.
11. Protect the tree from bugs or ailments. The brown leaves should be pruned off if needed. If you have no choice use pesticides in order to protect it from bugs.
12. When the plant is big enough, you can place it in the bigger pot. The procedure of the first planting and the re-planting is pretty much the same. Keep in mind that younger trees need more water than the mature ones. Water your plant regularly.
If you intend to grow the tree inside your house, the baby tree is recommended as above for the lemons. The baby trees are providing us with better growth records than those grown from the seeds. Iterate the same procedure like described for the lemon tree, and of course provide the mandarin tree with enough sunlight.
The mandarin trees aren’t growing more than 6 feet in height, which means they are suitable for growing inside your house. Water the plant regularly but conservatively, and when the time comes you should re-plant it in the bigger pot. The best time for re-planting is when the roots will emerge from the drainage holes.
Gather the oranges when they get the orange color, because after that they will lose from their flavor every other day you left them unpicked.
Tip: Be careful while curving the oranges off of the tree, because you will want the little button to remain on the top of the orange.
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