For everyone of you who asked how to grow a lemon tree, here is simple steps you should follow to successfully grow your own lemon tree at home.
Growing a lemon tree from seeds can be a very interesting process, especially for children who can keep a track of the progress of the fruit and grow together with it. Although lemons start to bloom when they’re very young, they actually bear their fruits after several years.
Did you know that you can grow a real lemon tree in a glass too? All you need is several seeds form an organic lemon or citron and some soil.
Here are a few simple steps how to grow a lemon tree at home which will help you:
Choose the largest seeds of a lemon or a citron. Remove the outer skin of the seeds, pour water over them and leave them to soak in the water for 6 or 7 days. Change their water every day.
When lemon seeds are soaked in water, they develop a gelatinous coating, which is quite normal.
Place several little stones at the bottom of the glass, so that drainage is created, and then fill the glass with soil.
Put the seeds with their sharp part downwards and leave a space of about 5 mm between them.
Afterward, cover the seeds with either coarse sand or very tiny stones. Do not forget to water the surface every 2-3 days. You can also cover the glass with a nylon bag or a foil, thus you will create a garden effect.
Keep spraying the surface once in two days and by doing this you will assist their growth. The very first sprouts should appear after 7-8 days.
If many sprouts appear, you can carefully plant them in another container or pot, so that each sprout has enough space to grow. After a period of 3-5 months, when the seedlings are fully grown, choose the prettiest and strongest ones and plant them in separate larger pots.
The soil composition should remain the same. However, do not expect that your tree bear fruits if you do not graft it. If you care for it, your lemon tree can grow into a beautiful and luscious room plant.
How to grow a lemon tree – Seasonal treatment
Keep in mind that lemons like “showers”. During the summer season they should be showered, fertilized with citrus fertilizers, and if possible, carried out on fresh air. Those of you who have gardens, can simply carry the pot out and dig it in at a sunny place.
During the winter season, lemons like light and fresh spaces. Therefore, you should water them moderately only to make sure that their soil is not dry. If their leaves start to fall off, you needn’t worry because this is normal.
During the spring season, the lemon tree needs to be pruned, and very soon new twigs will grow and a pretty shrubby tree top will be formed.