Lemons are one of the healthiest foods on the planet, and despite their numerous health benefits, we all adore the taste of fresh lemonade.
Lemons are abundant in vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system, and fights flu and cold. Moreover, these fruits have potent anti-inflammatory properties which treat issues like osteoarthritis and arthritis.
Then lemon can also reduce the damage caused by free radicals. Due to the high flavonoid content, lemons have powerful antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties.
Can you imagine having fresh lemons at home whenever you need them? How awesome is that? We will show you a way to grow your own lemons in the house using only one seed:
You will need the following:
- 1 lemon
- Soil of good quality
- A proper container or pot
- Breathable plastic film
- A sunny area
How to Plant Your Seed:
- In a bucket, place the soil and mix it with some water in order to dampen it.
- Put the moistened soil inside the container and make sure you leave approximately one inch of space below the rim.
- Once you slice the lemon, look for a seed in good shape.
- Remove the flesh from the seed, and try not to dry it since you need to plant it moistened.
- Make a hole for about half an inch in the soil and place the seed inside. Cover the seed and use watering can or squirt bottle to water it.
- Use the breathable plastic in order to cover the container and keep it moist and warm on an area where the sunlight shines. Find a balance when watering, since the seed can rot if there’s too much moisture.
- Keep an eye on the plant for about a week or two and take care of it. As soon as it starts sprouting, take off the plastic cover.
- After the sprouting occurs, move the plant to an area where the sunlight is directly on it.
Caring For Your Plant:
1. Do not forget to maintain the soil with the sprout moist at all times, especially when the lemon tree is young. Nevertheless, watch out for the water not to build up, and make sure that the container or the pot you have used has drainage holes at its bottom
2. Make sure that the lemon tree is exposed to direct sunlight at least eight hours a day, meaning that you will need to find a place suitable for that
3. Just like the case with all other plants is, do not forget to add fertilizer to your lemon tree when needed
4. Once the tree starts to get bigger, you may need to transplant it to a bigger container. If the tree becomes too big for your home, move it to your backyard, front porch or the balcony in case you live in an apartment.