How To Grow a Lemon Tree from Seed

Can you grow a lemon tree from seed? Yes, you can – and it’s actual fairly simple and easy. This method works every time! You just need a lemon from your grocery store. I would recommend you to peel the lemon instead of cutting it in half, such that you don’t risk cutting the lemon seeds. The seeds need to be cleaned, and you can carefully remove the outer shell to make germination quicker – I did that, but it’s not necessary. Then you lay the seeds in a piece of paper towel and soak it with water until it is evenly moist and then put it in a plastic bag which you close to keep the seeds damp. The bag should be placed in a dark warm place for two weeks, for instance under the kitchen sink or under your bed. After two weeks, the seeds have sprouted and roots have been formed – and it is now time to place them in soil. Plant the seeds with the roots facing downwards and cover all of the roots with soil, but leave the top of the seed visible. The soil needs to be kept evenly moist, but make sure there are draining holes in the pot so you avoid it becoming too wet. Place the pot in a warm and light spot, like a windowsill. After a few days, you will see small baby plants emerge from the seeds, and now you have your own tiny lemon tree! Some of the seeds will produce more than one plant, which will give you more plants simply by splitting them carefully when it’s time to repot. I started out with 4 seeds, and now I have 9 (!) plants. In the pictures, you see one of my citrus plants, a baby lemon tree, which are about two months old – but in fact I also have my own homemade orange trees. This method works for all citrus fruits, so you can for example also make your own little plant from a lime or a grapefruit. Are you going to make your own homemade little citrus plant? Do you also want to know how to grow an mango tree from seed? I have made a simple guide to how to do it right HERE.

Kan man lave et citrontræ fra frø? Ja, det kan man – og det er faktisk virkelig nemt og simpelt. Denne metode virker hver gang! Du skal blot bruge er en citron fra supermarkedet. Jeg vil anbefale dig at skrælle den frem for at skære den midt over, således du ikke risikere at ødelægge citronkernerne. Disse skal rengøres for frugtkød, og du kan eventuelt forsigtigt fjerne den yderste skal for at fremskynde processen – det gjorde jeg, men det er ikke nødvendigt. Herefter pakkes frøene ind i vådt køkkenrulle, som så puttes i en pose som lukkes til for at holde på fugtigheden. Dernæst placeres de et mørkt og varmt sted i 2 uger, eksempelvis under håndvasken eller under din seng. Efter de to uger har frøene dannet rødder, og det er nu tid til at plante dem i jord. Plant dem således, at roden er dækket med jord, men sørg for du stadig kan se frøet over jorden. Jorden skal holdes godt fugtig, men sørg for at der er huller i bunden af potterne, således overskydende vand kan løbe ud, og jorden ikke bliver alt for våd. Giv planten en lun og lys placering, eksempelvis i en vinduskarm. Efter få dage vil du se noget grønt titte op fra frøet, og du har nu dit eget lille bitte citrontræ! Nogle af frøene vil skyde mere end en plante, og så får du blot flere planter ved forsigtigt at skille dem ad, når du synes det er tid til at omplante til en større potte. Jeg startede ud med 4 frø og har nu 9 (!) planter. Ovenfor ser du en af mine citrusplanter, et lille citrontræ, som er omtrent to måneder gammel – men jeg har faktisk også hjemmelavede appelsintræer. Metoden virker for alle citrusfrugter, så du kan eksempelvis også lave din egen lille plante fra frøene fra en lime eller en grapefrugt. Skal du i gang med at lave din egen lille hjemmelavet citrusplante? Vil du også gerne vide, hvordan du selv kan gro et mangotræ fra frø? Jeg har lavet en simpel guide til, hvordan du kan gøre det lige HER

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