Learning how to grow lemon trees from seeds in pots is quicker than you may think. In fact, when we discovered a time-lapse video that showed updates from seed to one year, we were amazed.
From as early as the 6-week mark, there was a healthy amount of foliage and at the one-year update, the lemon tree was sitting at 32 inches which is 82 centimeters. With results like this, it is all the incentive to get growing!
Why You Should Drink Lemon Water Every Day
One of the major reasons that growing lemon trees are so popular is the associated health benefits. Possibly the easiest way to increase your lemon intake is by drinking warm lemon water daily.
It is an excellent internal cleanser, makes you regular, can lower your blood pressure naturally and that’s just the start. Here are some of the other ways it can benefit you.
Lemon Water Health Benefits
- Boosts your immune system
- Balances PH
- Improves digestion
- Reduces Acidity in Body
- Soothes Sore Throat
- Aids in the prevention of Colds
- Helps Improve Liver Function
- Reduces Heartburn
- Reduces Wrinkles And Skin Blemishes
- Relieves Respiratory Issues
- Flushes out unwanted toxins
- Aids in Weight Loss
- Purifies Blood
- Energises & Hydrates Body
Growing Lemon Trees From Seeds In Pots Tips
via My Garden Channel
According to My Growing Channel, Lemons sprout easily from the seed found inside the fruit.
They are quick to point out that just because you can, it’s not always the smartest way! You don’t have to go far to find those that have tried and failed using this method.
If you choose to go ahead and plant a lemon seed, they are planted the same as other citrus trees.
It is important that you do not set the seeds aside to dry like regular seeds. Apparently, this substantially reduces the germination rate.
You will need to thoroughly wash the seeds in plain water. This removes sugar plaque that sticks to the seed coat. The best way to do this is by popping your seeds in a cup of warm water and soaking them overnight.
When it comes to storing your lemon seeds, the best way is to place them on a moist paper towel.
Given that it is likely a number of seeds will not take, have at least three times the required amount of seeds on hand.
My Garden Channel also suggests wrapping the seeds in the damp paper towel and then placing them inside a sealable plastic bag.
Once you have completed this step, pop the bag into your refrigerator.
While you are propagating your lemon seeds, you need to ensure that the temperature is optimal. They suggest around 70 degrees f (21c.)
Monitor your seedlings until they begin to emerge. At this time, move them into brighter light and remove the plastic.
Once you notice that your seedlings are sprouting several sets of leaves, it is time to transplant them to a larger pot. Something in the order of 4- to 6-inches (10-15 cm.) is ideal.
Growing Lemon Tree From Seed Time Lapse Video
via My Gardening Channel
The video that we are sharing with you today is from My Gardening Channel and it is extremely informative.
It features 5 updates at critical growth stages plus lots of tips on what to fertilize your plant with for the best possible results. To see the video, click Play above now ^