Discover this One Secret to Grow Unlimited Lemons in a Cup and fill your home with a refreshing fragrance and delightful look of the citrus plant!
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.
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Growing Lemon in a Cup
Growing lemon in a cup is easier than you think. You will need:
- Lemon seeds
- A cup
And 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, it will reduce the germination rate.
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.
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?
Lemons growing in a cup make for great centerpieces that you can keep on coffee, dining tables, shelves, or on the windowsill of your kitchen. The plant will also give away a fresh citrusy fragrance whenever the wind blows through it from outside the sill or if you’ll squeeze its leaves, which will be a bonus!
It will be a good idea to make sure the cup gets direct sun 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.