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Give Your Home A Fresh Touch: You Can Grow A Lemon Tree With Only One Seed!

December 20, 2018 17:11

The strong smell of lemon is associated with freshness. If you want your home to always have a pleasant scent of these citrus fruits, you can make them your houseplant. Growing a lemon tree from seed is actually pretty straightforward. 

How to grow a lemon tree from seed

We offer you a tried and tested way of growing this tree from the seed of an average lemon. The only condition is that the lemon should be organic, meaning it was grown naturally.

 1. Cut the lemon in half and take the seeds out.

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2. Remove the hard seed shell. It can be done using tweezers.

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3. Don't allow the seed to dry by wrapping it with a wet tissue.

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4. Cover it with a plastic wrap and leave for 2-3 days.

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5. The seed should germinate.

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6. Carefully place the germinated seed in a small pot filled with soil, then cover the top with more soil. Water it thoroughly. Put the pot in a sunny place but not under direct sun rays. As the soil dries, be sure to water it.

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7. After 2-3 weeks, you should see the first sprouts.

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You can move your plant into a bigger pot when the tree has 2-3 real leaves.

Enjoy having this wonder in your home!

Also, you can use lemon sprouts to make a green decoration for your desk at work or a dining table centrepiece. In order to do that, use the above-mentioned method to plant some seeds (around 10 should be enough) in a ceramic cup. Put some small decorative pebbles on top. And when you get the first green sprouts, your cup will turn into a garden bed. Splendid, isn't it?

Have you tried growing exotic plants from seed yet? Share your experience, please.

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