You will have a beautiful lemon seedling in 30 days: the peeled seed technique

We can all sow a lemon plant in a practical way. Let’s find out how to do it using the special peeled seed method.

lemon in the plant

Lemon  is a citrus fruit with incredible beneficial properties. It is a natural source of  potassium  and  vitamin C. The anti-inflammatory properties of lemon are truly crazy. The same goes for its diuretic and antioxidant properties.

This citrus fruit also promotes digestion and is a valuable ally of several of our vital organs, such as the liver. Many people choose  to grow one or more lemon trees  in pots or in their own garden.

It will be important to carry out abundant irrigation of the lemon tree, especially during the hottest months of the year. It should not be too exposed to wind or a particularly dry climate. Some gardening experts will be able to advise you on the exact area in which to grow this valuable citrus plant.

Are you curious to know  how to sow lemon seeds optimally, to  cultivate and develop new plants of this citrus fruit with incredible beneficial properties? You just have to continue reading our article. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Lemon sowing, the peeled seed method: here is the incredible result

The first thing to do will be to  take a ripe lemon and cut it  – using a knife –  into exactly two halves . Each half of the citrus fruits will then be pressed by hand, using a citrus press. At this point the seeds will be separated from the actual lemon juice. In the creation of a new lemon plant, the seeds will be  the elements that interest us .

Lemon plant

To implement this amazing trick, all you have to do is take  one of these seeds ,  removing the outer skin . You can use normal tweezers, those that are used for example to remove a little too much hair from our body or our eyebrows.

Once you have removed the outer skin of one or more seeds, here is the exact procedure to follow to  germinate your lemon plant in 30 days . You will need to take a small transparent plastic box, with a lid, and place a towel at the bottom of it.

On the napkin inside the box, you will then insert the previously peeled seeds. Once this is done, you will need to spray a little water on the seeds, covering everything with another towel. Sprinkle a little more water and close the container with the seeds inside with a lid. Above you will therefore have to mark the date on which you did all this.

What will you have to do now ? Here is the complete procedure to get a lemon plant using the peeled seed technique.

All steps to follow carefully

This box will be placed in a very bright interior area of ​​your apartment. The important thing is that the box  is never left in the  sun for a long time or, in any case, in direct contact with the sun’s rays. The seeds, in fact, could burn.

Lemon seeds

After 15 days you will notice how the seeds have developed a  sketch of roots , a clear sign that the process is bearing fruit. At this point you can  go and sow each seed in pots with rootlets  . Each seed will correspond to a vase. In the pot will be placed a fairly acidic soil – with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5 – and, in fact, our seed.

It will be necessary to create a small space in the center of the soil and place the seed with the rootlets down at a  depth of about 1 centimeter . Once the seed has been planted in and covered with soil, watering will be necessary. To do this, use a spray so as not to create dangerous water stagnation.

That’s not all. Bring a  plastic bag  for the food and place the jar inside, sealing it tightly. Even in the following days, the sun’s rays should not hit the pot directly. When a total of 30 days have passed, we will notice how our lemon plants have started to emerge from the ground.

With the peeled seed technique, we have created one (or more) lemon seedlings. After a few months,  our seedling will have descended a few centimeters . At least up to a year, it will be advisable to keep it still in a lit place, but not in contact with the sun. It will be important to carry out constant watering.

At  the age of one year , the plant can be  placed directly in the ground . Finally, at  the age of two , the plant can be  grafted , so that it can produce lemons over time.