Lemon can be wildly used in beauty, health and home improvement. It has a lot of health benefits and they have become an natural ingredients for handmade cleaning recipes. And lemon price in grocery is high from 50 cents to 1 buck, quite amazing! While growing lemon is not that difficult, if you don’t want to spend too much money buying lemon tree directly, you can start your own lemon tree from grocery bought lemons. The lemon tree (Citrus lemon) is an evergreen that’s sensitive to extended periods of cold and frost. Lemon trees produces fruit in about 5 years. So after squeeze the lemon, leave the seeds and plant yourself, they can be great in-house plants at the beginning, too.
It is fun for kids as well to start the planting experiment (kids experiment can be a great source for parenting), don’t miss out the similar way to grow apple trees, and a collection of Foods To Buy Once And Regrow Forever. Then how to grow your own lemon from seed? We need fresh lemon first, organic lemon preferred. Cut out the lemon and get the seeds and start your seedling process:
Make sure you wash them to get off any excess lemon pulp that might be hanging around. Youtube DIY Home and Garden shares a video to germinate the seeds on a piece of wet paper towel and wrap the seeds to get sprout before potting. Here’s how:
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Pop your seeds directly in moist soil. Press each seed about 1 inch down, but not to press them into the soil too deeply. Then you can put a plastic cover over the top of your pot to keep moisture in. Place your pot somewhere warm with not too much direct sunlight. Once you notice sprouts poking through the soil, remove the plastic cover and relocate your pot to somewhere with more sunshine. Some people choose not to cover pot but this mini green house works great especially when the temperate is still low.