Summer is a great time to enjoy the refreshing citrus flavor of lemon. Wouldn’t it be great to have your own tree that you can pick from whenever you like? Fortunately, lemon trees are among the easiest citrus fruits to grow in your yard. With a bit of planning and patience, you can be plucking your own lemons in a matter of months.
Ready to get your lemon tree started? Let’s begin! According to an article from Healthy Food House, you should start with a seed from an organic lemon because non-organic lemons generally have non-germinating seeds which mean your seed will never sprout. You will also need a seedling pot, planting pot, and fertile soil. Make sure that you have an indoor, but sunny space and a bit of plastic. Now you are all set to start planting!
Step 1: Moisten the Soil
Lemons thrive in moist soil, and they are prone to drying out very easily. Before planting, take the time to mix a bit of water in your soil until it is damp to the touch. Be careful not to make a dirt soup. You just want the soil too moist.
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.