Considering the number of health benefits they can provide, lemons are considered as the healthiest foods in the world.
They have a rich content of vitamin C, essential for strengthening the immune system and fighting cold and flu. Also, these fruits have powerful anti-inflammatory properties which can treat health issues like arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Moreover, lemon has the ability to reduce the damage caused by free radicals. This fruit has potent anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties due to its high flavonoid content.
Isn’t it amazing that having fresh lemons at your home whenever you need them?
For that purpose, we will present you a method how you can grow your own lemons in your home using only one seed:
You will need:
- 1 lemon
- A proper container or pot
- Breathable plastic film
- Soil of good quality
- A sunny area
How to plant the seed:
You should place the soil in the pot and add some water in order to dampen it. Make sure to leave about an inch below the rim.
Slice the lemon and choose that seed that has the best shape, remove its flesh. You need it moistened, so don’t dry it.
Next, you should make half an inch hole in the soil and put the seed inside. You need to cover it with soil again and water it with a squirt bottle or watering can.
Make sure to cover the pot with the plastic for it so you can keep it moist, and place the pot in a place exposed in the sun. Bear in mind that too frequent watering can rot the seed.
You need to take care of the plant for 1-2 weeks and when it starts sprouting, make sure to remove the plastic cover. Place the pot on a placed exposed to a direct sunlight.
How to take care of the lemon tree:
When the tree is too young, you should water it regularly in order to keep it moist. The container should have drainage holes. Keep it in a sunny place because it needs sunlight for at least 8 hours a day.
You can add a fertilizer whenever it is needed. And when the tree grows you should transplant it into a bigger pot, and in the case, if it is too big, you can keep it on your balcony or backyard.