Planting a lemon tree in a cup from the comfort of your own home is simple. With a little help from this article and some simple procedures, you’ll be able to create your own lemon tree by storing the seeds from the lemons you consume. You’ll also reap the benefits of including citrus fruit in your diet.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START YOUR LEMON TREE FROM SEEDS?
Remove the seeds from an organic lemon as one of the first stages in growing your citrus tree from seed. Non-organic fruit seeds typically contain non-sprouting seeds. Aside from lemon seeds, you’ll need the following items to plant lemons in a cup:
• A small amount of potting soil. Preferred potting soil contains an equal mixture of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite.
•Compost to feed the lemon tree as it grows.
•A cup or small container.
•A sunny place indoors.
Step 1: Moisten the Soil
Lemons flourish in damp soil and are susceptible to drying out quickly. Before planting, sprinkle a little water into your soil until it is moist to the touch. Take cautious not to produce mud soup. You just want the soil to be overly wet.
Step 2: Add Soil
Fill your pot with the soil, but be careful to leave a one-inch space at the top.
Step 3: Choose Your Seed
According to Growing Wild Ceeds, it is important not to allow the seed from the lemon to dry out at any time. The article suggests plucking the best-looking seed directly from the lemon and popping it into your mouth for safe keeping and to keep the moisture.
Step 4: Plant Your Seed
Place your seed ½ an inch below the surface. Take care to water the soil thoroughly.
Step 5: Cover The Pot
Lemon seeds grow well in warm, sunny climates. Make careful to cover the pot with permeable plastic to protect the seed from cold temperatures. While the seedlings grow in the warmth, keep an eye on the soil to ensure it does not dry up. Growing Wild Ceeds cautions that this step of the process is a delicate balance. If you think that the seed is warm enough without the plastic, then do not use it. You don’t want to overheat the plant or trap in too much moisture, or it will cause root rot. Make adjustments as needed.
Step 6: Sprouting of Seedlings
In around two weeks, you should notice little sprouts emerging from the soil. It is not safe to remove the plastic permanently if you are still using it. Make sure the lemon tree gets enough sunlight and is kept warm.
You’re all set to start growing your lemon tree! Share with your friends to encourage them to grow one, too!