With a bit of planning and patience, you can soon be plucking lemons from one or more lemon trees!
If that sounds like something up your alley then read on for some tips on planting them correctly as well as caring for these beautiful bushes while they’re still small enough.
You’ll have an opportunity at getting your hands dirty with fresh leaves before summer rolls around again – what could possibly happen when nature calls?
Important things you should know
You should start with a seed from an organic lemon because non-organic lemons generally have seeds that never germinate. Make sure you also buy the right kind of potting soil and some growing plastic for indoors!
Now all set, simply find their new sunny planting spot so they can take root easily.
How to Grow Lemon Trees from Seed
Step 1: Moisten the Soil
To ensure your lemon trees thrive and are not susceptible to drying out, take the time before planting them in moist soil.
Note: Make sure that you mix a bit of water into it so when they’re planted their roots will have enough moisture for survival!
Step 2: Add Soil
Fill your pot with the soil, but don’t pack it down too much.
Note: Leave about an inch of space at the top and be careful not to crowd either side as you do so or else they’ll have less room for roots.
Step 3: Choose Your Seed
Many people wonder why their lemon trees don’t produce fruit.
It’s because you need to make sure that the seeds are from organic lemons, and they will only sprout when prepared with at least 10 of them to ensure you have a healthy selection.
Even if just one seedling makes it out alive, there is a very good chance (though not guaranteed) for more than 1 tree growth.
Note: Take care to not crowd the seeds. They need at least three inches apart, so that they have room for their roots and can germinate properly without interference from one another.
Step 4: Plant Your Seed
To maximize the chance of your seed germinating, make sure to water it thoroughly and place an ½ inch below soil level.
Step 5: Cover The Pot
Lemon seeds love warm, sunny areas. To keep them safe from cool temps and damp soil – make sure your pot is covered with breathable plastic so that they are protected form sudden changes in temperature or lack of water at all time!
Being aware of this delicate balance can help you avoid root rot when growing lemons outdoors as well as indoors on window sills (especially during winter).
Note: You don’t want too much heat or moisture either way which could cause root rot but if everything stays balanced then they’ll be happy plants later on down the road.
Step 6: Seedlings Sprout
In about two weeks, you will start to see tiny sprouts popping up from the dirt.
If your lemon tree has plenty of sunlight and is kept warm during wintertime it should be fine for removing its plastic coverings permanently!
Note: We have a lemon trees now, but make sure they get plenty of sunlight as well as warm air during winter months so that these plants can thrive!
Tips for Beginners:
Lemon trees are the perfect addition to any home. They’re easy and beautiful, with a refreshing scent that’ll make you feel like summer has arrived in an instant!
But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes these little beauties – take this quick guide for some tips on how best care of your new friend from lemon tree town (or wherever).
1. Place outdoors
It’s important to place your growing tree outdoors for a period of time during the day.
This will increase its likeliness to bear fruit and allow bees, which are crucial pollinators in our ecosystem!
2. Be aware of your location
You might want to consider the weather in your area and make sure it’s not too warm. If you live somewhere with hot summers, for example, direct sunlight can do some serious damage to this fruit!
3. Maintain a proper temperature
Lemon trees are a great option for those that want to add some citrus flair into their home, but they do have one major requirement: 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21°C) during the day and no lower than 55 (13°C) at night.
If you live in an area where winters can get cold enough (below 54), then this plant may not fruit even if it’s evergreen!
Growing a lemon tree is easier than you think! Share with your friends and family to help encourage them in the process.
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