Lemons are one of the healthiest foods on the planet, and despite their numerous health benefits, we all adore the taste of fresh lemonade.
Lemons are abundant in vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system, and fights flu and cold. Moreover, these fruits have potent anti-inflammatory properties which treat issues like osteoarthritis and arthritis.
Then lemon can also reduce the damage caused by free radicals. Due to the high flavonoid content, lemons have powerful antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties.
Can you imagine having fresh lemons at home whenever you need them? How awesome is that? We will show you a way to grow your own lemons in the house using only one seed:
You will need the following:
- 1 lemon
- Soil of good quality
- A proper container or pot
- Breathable plastic film
- A sunny area
Here is how to plant the seed:
Place the soil in the pot, and add a bit of water to dampen it. You should leave about an inch below the rim.
-Slice the lemon and choose the seed with the best shape, remove its flesh. You should not dry it as you need it moistened. Then, make a hole in the soil of around half an inch and put the seed inside.
Cover it with soil again, and water it with a watering can or a squirt bottle.
-Cover the pot with the plastic for it to keep it moist, and place the pot in a sunny place.
-Note that too frequent watering can rot the seed. Take care of the plant for 1-2 weeks, and as soon as it starts sprouting, remove the plastic cover.
-Place the pot on a place with a direct sunlight.
How to take care of the lemon tree:
While the tree is too young, water it regularly to keep it moist, but make sure the container has drainage holes.
It should be kept in a sunny area, as it needs sunlight for at least 8 hours daily.
Whenever needed, add a fertilizer. When it grows larger, transplant it into a bigger pot, and if it is too big, you can keep it on the balcony or backyard.
Source: dailyhealthpost.com; www.secretlyhealthy.com; livingtraditionally.com