Due to our world’s situation today, people are more and more prone to looking for ways to develop a healthier lifestyle. Day by day, they focus more and more on maintaining their health on a high level. And is there something better than food that can help us improve our well-being? The answer is no, so people are searching for the ideal food for different states and diseases.
Today, we will show you how to grow your own lemons. Lemon is a citrus fruit that is abundant in vitamins, magnesium, and calcium. Growing your own lemon tree will help you avoid the harmful chemicals that are found in the products that we buy from local stores.
How to grow a lemon tree in your home
If you decide to grow a lemon tree in your home, the first thing you need to do is to buy a “baby tree” that is only a couple of years old. Then, you need to put it in an appropriate pot from clay and check whether it has enough holes on its bottom to let the water out. Remember that it is very important to check whether the pot is suitable for the roots. As they grow they require more space, and you cannot transfer the tree to another pot so often. Also, carefully choose the type of soil as it needs to fit the growth of the tree. Make sure that your plants get the necessary sunlight, at least 8 hours per day. Regularly water it, but not overflow it. If you nurture it correctly, after six to nine months it will give you fresh and tasty lemons.
How to grow a lemon tree “from scratch”
If you have enough time, you can try to plant a seed and grow a tree “from scratch”. To do this, you need a lemon, a pot for planting and a pot for seedling, and good quality soil. First, you need to moist the soil for potting a little bit. Then, take one seed from a lemon that is fresh and carefully cleared from its pulp, and plant it in the middle of the pot, half an inch deep. Place the pot in a warm environment that has a lot of sunlight. Protect it with cellophane and make some holes to allow it to breathe. Water it very carefully and regularly. If you care for it well, after a couple of weeks, a little plant will come out. When you see it, remove the cellophane, keep it safe from bugs and take away dead leaves.
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When it grows out of the pot, transfer it to a bigger pot. The procedure of transferring is exactly the same as the one for planting it. Keep in mind to always provide a sufficient amount of water.
How to grow a mandarin tree
If you want to grow a mandarin tree, it is much easier if you buy a small tree. The process is the same as growing a lemon tree. Water it, keep it clean, and allow it to receive enough sunlight. These trees are excellent for your home because they do not grow very tall. Don’t pick the fruits too early, because they may not taste as good as they will when are ready to be eaten. When you pick a fruit, leave the button on its top. Enjoy!