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Do not Buy Lemon: How to Have an Unlimited Stock of Lemons at Home

Do not Buy Lemon: How to Have an Unlimited Stock of Lemons at Home

Lemon is one of the richest foods in vitamins and nutrients. This versatile ingredient can be used in beauty recipes, in culinary preparations, and a host of things ... Unfortunately, the lemon we find in our markets is often filled with chemicals that take away some of its benefits, and endanger our health. Here's how to grow organic and natural lemons in a simple and fast way.

In addition to its many virtues that are no longer to demonstrate, the lemon tree is one of the best trees to grow in your home if you want to decorate it while enjoying the delicious fragrance released by its fruit. And contrary to what some may believe, you do not need to have a garden to plant a lemon tree. Learn how to grow a potted lemon tree, and harvest natural, organic lemons that are significantly better than those you buy in the markets.

Why should you have a lemon tree in your house?
As you probably already know, lemon is one of the most used natural ingredients in cosmetics, and in traditional medicine. Its richness in antioxidants, and its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties make it a magical ingredient that anyone who cares about their well-being and their health must privilege. Yes, but why not just buy lemon, would you? The answer is simple: The lemon you grow at home is an organic lemon, natural, and safe for your health. The latter does not contain pesticides or harmful chemicals for your body. In addition, by planting a lemon tree in your home, you will embalm your terrace, and you will add a touch of elegance that is certainly not going to go unnoticed.

How to grow a potted lemon tree?

Ready to put yourself in the shoes of a gardener, and grow your own lemon tree? Follow the steps below:

1st method:

- Buy a small lemon tree (2 to 3 years old).

- Take a large pierced pot (about 16 cm deep), the latter must be larger than the roots of your lemon tree.

- Put soil mixed with compost and sand in your pot.

- Prune the roots of your lemon tree, then push it into your pot, cover thoroughly with soil, then water it.

2nd method:

- Mix soil with sand and compost, and moisten it with water. But beware ! If your land is too wet, your seeds may rot.

- Take a pot about 16 cm deep with drainage holes, and fill it with the mixture of soil that you have prepared.

- Cut an organic lemon into pieces, and take a seed. The latter must not be too small, and must be in good condition.

- Dip your seed in lukewarm water overnight to clean it and get rid of all the substances that surround it.

- Dig a hole about 3 cm deep in your pot, and plant your lemon seed, then cover it with soil. (You can plant several seeds in one pot, but it must be large enough to accommodate the roots of your lemon trees).

- Cover your pot with cellophane, and pierce it with a toothpick so that your plant can breathe.

- Place your pot in a sunny place, and water your potting soil regularly.

- As soon as the first sprouts begin to appear (About two weeks after planting), remove the cellophane.

How to maintain a lemon tree?

Like all other plants, the lemon tree needs certain conditions to be respected so that it can develop optimally, and offer you good quality lemons. Here are some instructions to follow to maintain it:

- The lemon tree should be watered once every two days in summer, and about 1 to 2 times a week in winter. Keep in mind that the soil must be thoroughly dry before watering.

- Fertilize your lemon tree by adding citrus fertilizer to your jar.

- Towards the end of winter, prune your lemon tree by getting rid of dead wood, and useless branches.

- The lemon tree likes heat, and can not stand low temperatures. This is why it is strongly recommended to protect it during the winter.

- Repot your lemon tree every two or three years. Remember that the ideal season for potting is spring.
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