What if we told you that there’s a way you can grow an unlimited supply of lemons in your garden or backyard with just one lemon seed? You may think it’s impossible, but it’s actually quite simple.
You may not be thrilled at the thought of lemons and their taste, but there’s no doubt that they’re super beneficial for your overall health and provide relief in a number of conditions.
First of all they’re abundant in vitamin C, which is the best ingredient for colds and the flu. Aside from providing relief for these common health conditions, vitamin C has been found to treat certain more critical diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Furthermore, this vitamin can reduce inflammation in your body and prevent free radicals damage. This citrus fruit is also abundant in a number of other flavonoids with anticancer and antioxidant effects.
Grow your own lemon tree
To do it you’re going to need the following:
- one lemon
- soil for your pot
- a pot
- breathable plastic film
- a spot with plenty of sunshine
Planting the lemon tree:
First dampen the soil you’ve purchased by mixing it with some water in a large bucket. Now grab the pot and place the moistened soil inside, filling to an inch off its rim. Now take out one seed from your lemon fruit and make sure you rinse it to remove all the fruit’s flesh. The seed should be moist when you put it in the soil. Insert the seed about half an inch below the soil and water it with a watering can, gently. Now you should cover your pot with the plastic so that the plant is warm and moist throughout the whole time. Place it somewhere warm. Just don’t water it too much because if it’s too damp the seed will rot. Try to find a balance. Now we wait for the seed to sprout. Observe your plant for the next week or so and once it starts sprouting you can remove the plastic cover and place it in direct sunlight.
How to take care of your lemon plant:
Your soil always needs to be moist, this is especially important while the tree is still young. However, you should make sure there’s no water build up in the pot and that the pot has holes for drainage. Make sure that the pot is placed under direct sunlight for at least 8 hours per day so place it somewhere warm and sunny. Add fertilizers whenever it’s needed. As the tree grows, it will get larger which means that eventually you’ll need to transfer it to a larger pot.