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How to Grow a Lemon Tree From Seed

Updated on March 6, 2018

How To Grow A Lemon Tree From Seed

Lemon trees are very hand things to have growing in your back yard as there are many dishes that you need a lemon to make. Believe it or not you can actually grow a lemon tree from the seed of another lemon.In this article I will show you the steps you need to take to grow your very own lemon tree.

Step 1: Remove The Seeds From The Lemon

The first thing that you need to do is remove the seeds from the lemon. To do this you need to slice the lemon in half. Now you need to remove the seeds from the lemon using a knife or a small spoon.

Removing the seeds from the lemon
Removing the seeds from the lemon

Step 2: Remove The Outer Shell From The Lemon Seeds

The next step is to remove the outer shell from the lemon seeds. This allows the seeds to germinate a lot faster.I removed them with my hands but you can also use some tweezers to do this. It is fairly simple to do but it is also a little frustrating. I have left a video below which shows you how to do this part.Also in the photo below you can see how I am pulling the outer shell away from the lemon seed.

Removing the outer shell of the lemon seed
Removing the outer shell of the lemon seed

Step 3: Place The Lemon Seeds On A Paper Towel

The next step is to place your lemon seeds on a wet paper towel.You need to wet your paper towel a little bit and then put your seeds on top of it. Now fold your paper towel in half so the seeds are covered and place the paper towel in a zip lock bag.

Place Your Zip Lock Back In The Cupboard

The next step is to place your zip lock bag in the cupboard for around a week. After a week check to see if they are starting to sprout.If they are starting to sprout you can now transfer them into a small pot with a little potting mix or seed raising soil.I like to leave them inside by a window and don't forget to water them regularly.

How To Grow A Lemon Tree From Seed Conclusion

So to sum it up growing a lemon tree from seed is a very simple thing that anyone can do from the comfort of their own homes. It is very handy to have a lemon tree growing in your backyard because like I said before we use lemons a lot in cooking and there is nothing more frustrating then finding a meal that you want to prepare and then discovering that you don't have all of the ingredients. I have also left a video below so that you can see exactly how you can grow a lemon tree from seed yourself.


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      Cecil Kenmill 

      4 weeks ago from Osaka, Japan

      Very cool! I didn't know lemon trees could grow from seed, especially so easily. If I want my lemon tree to bear fruit, do I need more than one tree? Is there a male and a female tree?


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