Tangerines, these small citrus fruits that fit in the palm of your hand, are known for their delicious and excellent taste. This food is a significant tonic in favor of our health, since it contains vitamins, especially vitamin C. The good news is that you can perfectly plant them yourself. That is, without harmful pesticides, but with very simple guidelines. Let’s go. First of all, it would be useful to remember how valuable this food is for strengthening our immune system and our body benefits from a real hydrating contribution. Let’s see together how to proceed to benefit from your own tangerine orchards.

The process of seedbed preparation:

  • It is possible that you use seeds that you have previously washed, but you can also buy some. For the flowerpot, try to find a medium sized one with a drainage hole. (Know also that thanks to pots it is possible to grow a large number of vegetables).
  • On the bottom of the pot, put a few stones and then some sand. This filling will allow better air circulation. Then make your soil rich in humus.
  • Consider components such as perlite, peat or fertilizer.
  • Water your soil and wait until it reaches an adequate moisture content. Be sure to avoid waterlogging at all costs.
  • Carefully plant a few seeds in your soil and then cover them with a potting soil. An amount of one inch would be enough.
  • Apply a transparent plastic sheet on your pot to maintain moisture (you can also put the pot in a plastic bag). The germination process will only be faster.
  • Make sure the jar is in a warm place. So, avoid sunlight, just put the pot in a place where the temperature is high enough.
  • Add a little water on a regular basis. The goal is for the soil to never be dry, but also never soggy. Count about 20 days before you notice the first shoots.
  • When you see these first appearances, you can now remove the plastic wrap and then put the pot in a bright place. This is not the same as exposing it to the sun.
  • The spring and harvest months come when you will then need to add compost to the plant three times a month. Prefer a fertilizer in liquid form, consisting of a good concentration of zinc, magnesium and iron.

Here are the steps

Over time, you will see a tree that grows gradually. It will become firmer and with good foliage. In this case, you will need to provide a larger container to transfer it to. You will continue to do the same as your tree grows in size and height. Of course, you must take into account that it will need some humidity, depending on its size. Moreover, if you live in a warm enough environment, you can plant your tree directly in your garden as soon as the season comes. Temperature is an important variation, as you can see when growing strawberries. For maintenance reasons, you should remove wilted and damaged branches. When picking your ripe citrus, do so with care. With a fair amount of willpower, you will manage to get beautiful and tasty tangerines while you have managed to save. If you happen to have a thrifty mind and a green thumb, you will also be interested in a trick how to grow quality tomatoes yourself.