People consider lemons to be among the healthiest fruits on the planet. Besides that they are a rich source of nutrients and health benefits, we also enjoy the taste of the fresh lemonade too!
The lemons are the richest source of vitamin C, this vitamin is fighting against colds and flu and it is strengthening our immune system. Also this fruit contains one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory abilities, which can soothe and treat health issues such as, arthritis and osteoarthritis.
You can prevent from the free radical damage with lemons. Since it is a rich source of flavonoid content, it has very strong anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties.
Can you imagine how it would be to always have fresh lemons at home? We can show you how to grow a lemon tree at home, and the only thing you need is a lemon seed!
Ingredients to Grow the Tree:
- A lemon
- A proper pot or container
- High quality soil
- Plastic film (breathable)
- Very sunny area
How to plant it:
Get the pot and add the soil inside, then to dampen it you can add a small amount of water. Make sure to leave one inch above the rim when you fill it with soil.
Get the lemon, slice it in pieces and find the best seed that you think it is, the best shape and remove the flesh too. You need to keep it moist, don’t let the seed to dry out. Make a small hole of 1/ an inch and you can place the seed inside the hole.
Then you can add more soil to cover the seed, and make sure you use a squirt bottle.
Then use the plastic foil to cover the pot, and make sure it stays in an area that is constantly exposed to the sun.
Also be aware that watering the seed too much will make it rot. You should take care until the plant sprouts, which takes about 2 weeks, and when it does you can remove the soil.
Taking care of the Lemon Tree:
Keep the tree moist and water it regularly while the tree is still young. Also there container should have draining holes.
This plant needs to be exposed to the sun for a reason, because it requires at least 8 yours of sunlight every day.
Add a fertilizer too, and once it starts to grow, you can transplant the tree in a larger pot, and if you can’t keep a larger pot at home, put it in your backyard or on your balcony.