Lemon is one of the richest foods in vitamins and nutrients. This versatile ingredient can be used in beauty recipes, in culinary preparations and in a whole range of things … Unfortunately, the lemon that we find in our markets is often full of chemical substances that take away some of their benefits and our endanger health. Here you will learn how to grow organic and natural lemons in a simple and quick way.

Among its many proven benefits, the lemon tree is one of the best trees for your home if you want to decorate it while enjoying the delicious aroma of its fruit. And contrary to what some believe, you don’t need a garden to plant a lemon tree. Find out how to grow a lemon tree in a pot and harvest lemons that are natural, organic and much better than the ones you buy in the market.

Why should you have a lemon tree in your home?

As you probably already know, lemons are one of the most widely used natural ingredients in cosmetics and traditional medicine. Its richness in antioxidants and its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties make it a magical ingredient that everyone who cares about their well-being and health should prefer. Yes, but why not just buy lemon, you say? The answer is simple: the lemon you grow at home is an organic, natural lemon that is safe for your health. It contains no pesticides or chemicals that are harmful to your body. By planting a lemon tree in your home, you are also embalming your patio and adding a touch of elegance that will certainly not go unnoticed.

How do I grow a lemon tree in a pot?

Are you ready to put yourself in the shoes of a gardener and grow your own lemon tree? Follow the steps below:

  1. Method:

  • Buy a small lemon tree (age between 2 and 3 years).
  • Take a large pierced pot (about 6 inches deep), the latter must be larger than the roots of your lemon tree.
  • Add soil mixed with compost and sand to your pot.
  • Prune the roots of your lemon tree, then put it in your pot, cover it thoroughly with soil and then water it.

2nd method:

  • Mix soil with sand and compost and moisten with water. But be careful! If your soil is too wet, your seeds may rot.
  • Take a pot about 6 inches deep with drainage holes and fill it with the prepared soil mixture.
  • Cut an organic lemon into pieces and take a seed. The latter must not be too small and must be in good condition.
  • Soak your seed in lukewarm water for a whole night to clean it and get rid of all substances surrounding it.
  • Dig a hole about 3 inches deep in your pot, plant your lemon seed, and then cover it with soil. (You can plant multiple seeds in a single pot, but the pot must be large enough to accommodate the roots of your lemon trees.)
  • Cover your pot with cellophane and poke it with a toothpick to allow your plant to breathe.
  • Place your pot in a sunny spot and water your soil regularly.
  • Once the first shoots appear (about two weeks after planting), remove the plastic wrap.

How do I care for a lemon tree?

Like all other plants, the lemon tree needs certain conditions to develop optimally and provide you with high quality lemons. Here are some guidelines for maintenance:

  • The lemon tree should be watered every other day in the summer and about once or twice a week in the winter. Remember that the soil must be very dry before watering.
  • Fertilize your lemon tree by adding citrus care fertilizer to your pot.
  • Prune your lemon tree towards the end of winter by removing dead wood and useless branches.
  • The lemon tree loves warmth and does not tolerate low temperatures. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you protect it during the winter.
  • Repot your lemon tree every two to three years. Remember that the ideal season for repotting is spring.