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How to Grow a Lemon Tree: Tips and Tricks

Interested in how to grow a lemon tree for your next gardening adventure? Here are some great pointers to get your lemon tree growing successfully!

Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C.

Do you love making lemonade? Are you a fan of using lemons when you cook? If you enjoy gardening and also happen to love lemons, consider learning how to grow a lemon tree.

Lemon trees are easy to get started with and take care of. You can even start to grow a lemon tree indoors before you finally move it outdoors. So long as you have a warm, sunny spot inside your home, you're all set.

While it can take 1-2 years before a lemon tree produces fruit, there will still be plenty to enjoy about it. Lemon trees have glossy dark-green leaves and also bright, white blooms. They also give off a pleasant citrus aroma.

Keep reading to find out how to grow your very own indoor lemon tree.

Tips for How to Grow a Lemon Tree

Growing a lemon tree is pretty straightforward. You don't have to be a gardening pro to get started with one.

That being said, there are a few steps you'll want to follow to help ensure your lemon tree is able to successfully grow.

1. Room to Grow

You'll want to start your seedling off in a pot that is roughly 24 inches wide and 12 inches deep. Your lemon tree is going to need plenty of room to grow.

Later on, after the tree is a couple of feet in height, you'll want to transplant it to a larger planting pot. The new pot should be around six inches wide and six inches deep.

2. Moist Soil

Make sure the soil for your lemon tree remains moist. Not soaking wet that it'll drown the seedling, but damp.

You want to be careful not to overwater your lemon tree. Overwatering can cause root rot. If you overwater your lemon tree, symptoms you might see are its leaves turning a paler color, leaves falling off, and rot occurring near the base.

3. Starting With a Seed

If you're starting off with a seed to start your lemon tree, dig a tiny hole that is about half an inch deep in the middle of the pot. Place the seed in the hole and cover with soil. Then spray the soil above the seed with water.

4. Plenty of Sun

Be sure to place the pot somewhere where the seed will get plenty of light. Lemon trees need at least eight hours of light per day.

During the summer, it's advised that you place your lemon tree outdoors. If it's in the winter, you might need to supplement the sun with a grow light to keep your tree healthy.

Enjoy Having Lemons

So long as you take care of your lemon tree for 1-2 years, you’ll eventually enjoy the fruits of your labor. Literally! Simply be consistent in your care and make sure your lemon tree continues to get plenty of light.

We hope you found this article on growing a lemon tree useful. Check out our blog for more insightful posts about lemon trees and citrus!

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