See How to Grow An Endless Supply of Lemon Indoor
There is nothing in the world like growing your own lemons. The sensation of squeezing a fresh lemon is nothing short of extraordinary. The aroma will fill the air and make your home all the happier. The good news is that it is quite a simple process. The following article will give you a step-by-step guide on how to grow your own lemon tree indoors:
The firs thing you must do is to buy a lemon. There are many types of lemons but make sure you get an organic one. Unfortunately, some of the lemons you buy at the store contain chemicals or are engineered not to sprout. Meyer lemons are especially great for germinating your lemon tree.
Purchase a pot 24 inches wide and 12 inches deep. Lemon trees need containers that are wider in depth. Also make sure it has drainage holes so you do not over moisten the tree. The pot will help your tree flourish in the best environment. Fill the pot with soil. For better results purchase soil that is specifically produced for citrus fruits. You can also purchase certified organic soil with peat and vermiculite which will yield the most favorable results.
Slice the lemon you purchased in half and take the seeds out. You will notice the seed is covered by a thick outer shell. It is important you to peel this outer shell off otherwise you might have to wait a long time for the shell to rot. You can use your finger or suck on it. If the seeds split in half do not worry. Start over and peel it off until you get a nice clean seed with no cracks.
Make sure your soil is moist. While the seed is still moist, bury it in the soil half an inch deep. Water it regularly with a spray bottle. Do not overwater the pot and avoid puddles. Cover the plant with plastic and poke a couple of holes in it. This will help keep the moisture inside and mimic the conditions of the outdoors the tree needs.
Lemon trees love warm sunlight. It is important that you set the pot near a window so it gets plenty of sun. The tree will need approximately 10-12 hours of sunlight a day. If you live in an area where sun is scarce, a good alternative is a grow light which can be bought inexpensively.
In two weeks you will notice the sprouts begin to emerge from the pot. When the lemon tree becomes too large transfer it to a bigger pot.
Follow these simple steps and you will have a wonderful tree that will provide you with healthy juicy lemons for years to come.