Planting lemon seeds at home can be a rewarding project. It is fun to grow your own fresh fruits and vegetables, even if it is just in pots on the patio.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C, potassium, and other essential nutrients. And they taste great too! You can use them in all sorts of recipes from desserts to meat dishes.
Lemon trees come in many varieties and with different levels of difficulty. If you are not sure what type to plant, start with a Meyer lemon tree. It is the sweetest and most popular variety in the United States.
A lemon tree can grow up to seven feet tall but usually stay between four and six feet tall. They take up a lot of space in your backyard, so make sure you have enough room for it before planting one.
The best time to plant a lemon tree is late winter or early spring when the soil temperature reaches 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a pot or in the ground?
If you want to grow a lemon tree, you will need to decide whether you should plant it in the ground or in a pot.
This depends on how much space you have, what your climate is like, whether you want to move the lemon tree around, so it gets enough sun, and more.
One option is planting it in the ground which might take up more space, but it will be there for longer than if planted in pots. Planting lemon trees in pots is a better option because they can be moved to different places, and they will grow well in a pot.
Steps to planting lemon seeds at home!
The first step is to fill a pot with potting soil and make sure that it is deep enough for the roots to spread out; then add water until the soil is moist but not saturated.
Next, take a lemon and slice it in half. You then put the two halves of the lemon on top of each other, slice an X into the skin, and then pour water in between the two halves of the lemon.
Then you place your cutting into a container that is filled with potting soil.
Lastly, place your cutting in direct sunlight for about 12 hours per day or until it begins to grow roots.
How long does it take for a lemon seed to grow?
It depends on the conditions of the soil where the seed is planted. If you have been gardening for a while, you will know that the type of soil has a significant impact on how fast plants grow.
Make sure to plant your lemon seeds in rich and fertile soil so they can grow faster. You do not want to give them any competition by planting them in an area with dense foliage or other competing plants.
Lemon trees need plenty of sun exposure and water too, but not too much water as it can rot their roots.
How much sun does a lemon tree need
Lemon trees need a lot of sunlight to thrive. You should make sure that you have at least 6 hours of direct sunlight every day so that your lemon tree can get enough light to grow.
A lemon tree will produce lemons in about 3-4 years if it is given 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.