Lemon belongs to the group of citrus fruits, which includes orange, tangerine, grapefruit, etc. Especially useful when it comes to your health. This yellow fruit contains not only vitamin C but also other vitamins (vitamin B, riboflavin) and minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium. The composition of the lemon also includes proteins and carbohydrates.
Lemon has been used since ancient times because of its power to heal.
The lemon peel is very useful because it is rich in vitamin P and phytochemicals, which destroy microbes. The peel contains essential oils that are useful for normalizing blood pressure, lowering cholesterol levels, preventing atherosclerosis, strengthening the immune system, headache, nausea, exhaustion, improving memory and concentration.
How To Grow An Endless Supply Of Lemons Right At Home
We all know about the benefits of consuming lemon or its peel, but often lemons found on markets and super markets, in the cultivation phase, are sprayed with various chemicals for protection, and sometimes they are waxed during transportation. That’s why it’s best at home to grow lemon tree and take advantage of its benefits.
Lemon is a small tree with a height of about 3 to 6 meters and with violet flowers.
Sometimes this tree is cultivated as an ornamental, but most often for its fruits. In favorable climatic conditions lemon gives birth two times a year. Spring blossoming when you get the highest quality fruit lasts at least two months. Just as long ripe fruits can wait for harvesting, which means there may be uninterrupted harvesting throughout the winter from November to April or May. The second flourishing in the commercial plantations is forcibly, lasts from August to September. And the fruits are harvested in February, just after the winter harvest. One tree in favorable climatic conditions with all applied agrotechnical measures can give a yield of 600 to 800 fruits per year. Lemon is also perfect for growing in pot.
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To plant lemon from seed, and get a beautiful decorative tree and an endless supply of lemons right at home, follow these instructions:
- In a bowl of water, put the lemon seeds for 24 hours, then gently dry them. This procedure is not mandatory, but it is desirable to do so.
- Carefully peel out the outer crust, so as not to damage the interior.
- Lemon seeds, place them in a pot in the ground, at a depth of 1 cm. Then sprinkle it with some water. You can add small rocks over the ground.
- Cover the pot with a plastic foil to prevent evaporation and not dry the soil quickly. Place the pot in a warm place, because the heat helps the lemon to grow.
- When you notice small tin leaves, remove the plastic foil, occasionally water the plant, and once it has reached the appropriate height, plant it in a larger pot.
The lemon needs light and warm. Lemons are very sensitive to climate change. If you plant the fruit trees in the open, from the intense shift of light and temperature, fruits may even fall out of the leaves, as the result of a climate change may be the absence of fertility in the next year. Plant yourself and enjoy the taste of your lemons.