People who eat fruits as part of a healthy diet have a lower risk of developing chronic diseases. As a matter of fact, fruits are high in fiber, folate, vitamin C, and potassium, among other nutrients.
Everybody loves these delicious fruits. In fact, lemons are extremely popular all around the world, as they are used in cooking, baking, even in the preparation of various refreshment drinks. The flavor is typically a combination of sweet, sour, and bitter. Thus, making them a fantastic ingredient in almost every recipe. Plus, every part of the lemon, from peel to flesh, can be used and enjoyed.
With this in mind, it’s best to grow a lemon tree in your home and have an endless supply of these fruits. In this way, you will be able to enjoy high-quality fruits with fresh flavor, more nutrients, and most importantly no chemicals.
Here’s how to plant lemon in a cup at home:
- Buy organic lemons, and remove the seeds from them. You’ll need about 5-10 lemon seeds.
- Make sure the seeds are clean, as any clinging flesh and sugar might foster a fungal disease, that will eventually kill off the seed.
- It’s also useful to soak the seeds in water, in order to help the removal of any pulp residues and natural sugars. Next, dry the seeds in paper towels and remove any remaining pulp with tweezers.
- Fill a cup or a small pot with potting soil. It’s better to use a combination of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite as it keeps the soil from becoming too condensed or too moist.
- Now, moisten the dirt, so it remains damp throughout all of the soil.
- Plant the seeds with the pointy end turned downside.
- Cover with half an inch of soil.
- Press the soil on top of the seeds and water it lightly.
- Cover the pot with plastic wrap, to aid in water retention.
- Poke a few holes in the transparent wrap.
- Place the cup in a sunny spot, and occasionally water it.
- In about 2 weeks, the first shoots will appear, so take the plastic wrap off.
- The plant will need to be exposed to direct sunlight, therefore make sure the young plant gets 8 full hours of light daily.
- When the plant outgrows the container, transfer it to a larger one.
In a couple of weeks, your home will be filled with the delicate and pleasant lemony scent.