The lemon is a fruit native to Asia and cultivated all over the world today. Widely used in cooking, it is one of those ingredients that you cannot do without, which is why having a lemon sapling at home could be so useful, as well as inexpensive.
To plant lemons in pots, it is not necessary to have a garden or a vegetable garden. However, you do need to live in a place with a suitable climate and have a bit of a green thumb. By planting lemon in pots you can have a miniature plant, which is ideal for small spaces.
To plant a lemon you will need a pot with a minimum depth of 50 centimeters. The potting soil, on the other hand, should be rich in organic matter and well aerated. The use of an organic fertilizer is also recommended.
It is possible to plant a lemon tree from seeds, but a lot of patience will be needed as it is a fairly long process.
The lemon tree, like all citrus trees, prefers exposure to direct sunlight for many hours of the day. The ideal climate for this type of tree is the Mediterranean climate. Generally speaking, almost all types of lemon trees bear little frost.
Water the lemon tree only when the soil becomes dry even by inserting a finger. One of the first causes of death of lemon trees is excess water, which fails to drain well and ends up “suffocating” the tree itself.