From a small lemon seeds you can grow a whole tree! Of course, this is a gradual process. Young lemon trees simply bloom for several years, and only then they begin to bear fruit. But in order to get your own lemon, you just need to plant a seed in a cup!
This method is also suitable for growing grapefruit. Everyone wants to have an oasis of greenery at home, and it is even more pleasant if the plants are planted with their own hands. Collect lemon seeds and start planting a gourmet citrus plant … Lemons, it turns out, are very unpretentious!
How to grow lemon
The first step is to collect the seeds and soak them in water. Large seeds germinate best of all, do not forget to first clean them from the outer shell. Leave the seeds in water for 6-7 days, change the water daily.
The prepared seeds can be planted!
Place a few stones on the bottom of the cup to create drainage. Fill a cup with moist soil. Plant the seeds in the ground with the pointed end down. Make sure that there is enough free space between the seeds - about 5 mm.
Cover the seeds with coarse sand or pebbles. Be sure to spray water on them every 2-3 days: at this stage, the seeds need enough moisture to germinate. To create a greenhouse effect that encourages vigorous seed germination, wrap the cup in foil or plastic. The first shoots will appear in a week!
The best, strongest sprouts are recommended to be transplanted into larger pots after 3-5 months.
Lemon loves moisture and is not too picky about light. In spring, the lemon must be pruned to stimulate growth and flowering. In autumn, leaves may fall, there is nothing wrong with that. If you want your lemon tree to bear fruit, it must be grafted. Otherwise, the lemon will remain a simple ornamental plant with beautiful flowers and a characteristic tart smell. But that's not bad either!
In spring and summer, when it is warm and there is an opportunity, take the plant out into the fresh air - this will be of great benefit to it! If this is not possible, simply provide sufficient fresh air to the room where the small lemon is growing. Grow other plants on the windowsill, and you will definitely succeed! Inspire your friends - share with them valuable tips for growing lemon at home.