Successfully growing plants from lemon seeds is not only possible but also quite straightforward. Follow this step-by-step procedure:

Let the lemons sprout

Growing Plants from Lemon Seeds:

Often, we purchase seedlings from nurseries that we could easily germinate ourselves, providing a sense of satisfaction despite the longer germination period compared to purchased plants. Here’s an example of how to germinate lemon seeds.

Seed Collection:

  1. Cut a lemon into two parts without cutting the seeds, as most seeds are concentrated in the middle.
  2. Squeeze the two lemon halves to release juice and seeds. Cut the larger part to open it and remove seeds attached to the pulp.
  3. Use a sieve to separate juice from seeds and place the seeds on absorbent kitchen paper.
  4. Let the seeds air dry thoroughly to ensure firmness.
Lemon seeds
Seed Germination:

  1. To facilitate faster germination, “peel” the lemon seeds by removing the film layer that covers them, acting as a shell and hindering growth.
  2. Take a glass of water, moisten an absorbent paper without soaking it, and arrange seeds on one half of the paper.
  3. Fold the paper to cover the seeds, then fold it over itself again.
  4. Place the paper in aluminum foil, creating a germination chamber. Wait 2-3 weeks in a dry, warm place.

After three weeks, open the package to find sprouted lemon seeds. Now it’s time to sow them.

Aluminum for the seeds

Sowing Seeds:

  1. Prepare a pot with universal substrate and moisten the soil until water drains from the pot’s holes.
  2. Using a toothpick, create holes in the soil for the seeds.
  3. Place the sprouted seeds in the holes, ensuring the roots are well-positioned at the bottom, and cover them.
  4. Keep the pot indoors until leaves begin to grow, avoiding direct sunlight but placing it in a bright location, preferably near a window.
Sow lemons

Within a month, small lemon plants will emerge. Decide whether to separate and place each plant in its pot or let them grow together.

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