Lemon trees are one of the easiest trees to grow at home or in your garden. Here are some tips on growing a lemon tree from a seed, specifically organic but you can grow conventional too if desired.
Purchase an organic lemon, Meyer lemons work best if you have limited space, and slice it in half.
Remove the seeds from the lemon and rinse them with warm water.
Remove any flesh or organic material from the seeds prior to planting to prevent any rotting from taking place.
Plant the seeds immediately after rinsing to prevent them from drying out.
Lemon trees do best in organic soil that is rich in peat, per-lite, vermiculite and organic fertilizer.
Plant your seed within one-half inch of soil.
Dampen your soil lightly, and then cover your pot with plastic wrap to keep it nice and damp so your seed will sprout.
The container you place your lemon seed in should have ample drainage, and make sure that your seed has room to sprout and grow as it turns into a tree.
As your lemon tree seedling grows, you’ll need to move it into a larger container where it can grow into a mature tree.
Place and keep your lemon seedling in direct sunlight.
It is imperative that as your tree matures, it has access to the nutrient dense sun-rays it desperately needs.
If you don’t have ample natural lighting in your home, keep your lemon tree as close as possible to any windows that face the sun or consider a grow light.
Feed your lemon tree twice a year with organic fertilizer or compost to keep it healthy and happy.
Follow these How To Grow A Lemon Tree From Seed steps and you will successfully have yourself a beautiful lemon tree to enjoy!