One Secret to Grow Unlimited Lemons in a Cup

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Learn One Secret to Grow Unlimited Lemons in a Cup in easy steps and fill your home with a refreshing fragrance of the citrus plant!

One Secret to Grow Unlimited Lemons in a Cup

Growing lemon from seeds is truly easy, and you can even do it in something as small as a tea or a coffee cup! Let’s have a look at what else you need to do this.

Growing Lemon in a Cup

Growing lemon in a cup is easier than you think. You will need:

  • Lemon seeds
  • A cup
  • Soil

One secret of growing unlimited lemons is to sow them fresh after removing the film of pulp or flesh over them. Don’t let them dry out completely; otherwise, the germination rate will be reduced.

One Secret to Grow Unlimited Lemons in a Cup

One Secret to Grow Unlimited Lemons in a Cup

1. Add Growing Medium in the Cup

Before adding soil, make sure that the cup or small container is clean. Fill it with garden soil or sterilized potting mix to 3/4th of the cup. Do not fill it up to the top.

2. Plant Seeds

Once done, remove seeds from a freshly cut juicy lemon. Wash the flesh! Alternatively, you can also soak the seeds in lukewarm water overnight to expedite germination.

Sow the seeds in the growing medium. As many as you want, and if you’re counting 5-8 seeds per cup should be fine. Also, do not bury the seeds too deep—1/2 to 1 inch would do. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil and moisten the growing medium.

3. Keep the Cup in a Bright Location

To facilitate good growth, choose a spot where the cup gets bright light and warmth. Your average indoor room temperature around or above 70 F (20 C) is good for them. Avoid keeping the cup near an AC or a heating vent.

4. Wait!

The best part is, you don’t have to wait for so long as the seeds will germinate within 2-3 weeks and what’s more awesome is you can do this indoors year-round, even in winter. Once the seedlings sprout, keep the cup in a location where it gets direct sunlight for 3-4 hours a day for better growth. Later on, transplant them to individual pots if you desire.

Where to Keep It?

Where to Keep It

Lemons growing in a cup make great centerpieces for coffee tables, dining tables, shelves, or kitchen windowsill. The plant will also give off a fresh citrusy fragrance whenever the wind blows through it from outside the sill or if you squeeze its leaves, which is a bonus!

It would be a good idea to make sure the cup gets direct sunlight for at least 2-3 hours for good growth. You can either continue to grow them in a cup or thin out the seedlings by transferring some to a bigger pot, or give them a new life in your garden.

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