With the spike of covid-19, the price of lemons has rien to 1000 shillings per fruit. Although it may be a little late to harvest your own lemons this time, why not plant a seed or two in your backyard for future purposes.
Aside from the boom brought by Covid-19 for lemons, the fruits are highly beneficial for your health. Lemons are rich in vitamin C hence they will boost your immunity against diseases, aside from this, lemons also help with flu and cough at all times.
Looking for an hourglass body, look no more, lemons surely have the magic to turn your body into that figure 8 you have been longing for. So here are the requirements to follow while planting a lemon in your backyard;
To start off, you need lemon seeds although it is advisable to use those from organic lemons since in most cases, non-organic lemons have seeds but unfortunately, the seeds are non-germinating.
Secondly, you require fertile potting soil which may need natural fertilizers like compost to further boost the growth of your lemon plant.
Then a seedling pot where you will first plant your lemon before transplanting, it should be at least 24 inches in width while it’s depth should be at least 12 inches.
Also a planting pot which ought to measure up to a width of six inches as well as a depth of six inches.
Firstly, moisturizer your potting soil so that it is damp but make sure that the soil is not soaked all the way through.
Then fill the smaller pot with soil, however, watch out to ensure that the soil does not go way up to the brim, it should at least leave the provision of an inch in between the soil and the brim of your pot.
Get your seed, from your organic lemon and bury it under the soil. Remember, it is very essential that the seed is moist while planting it. Also ensure that your plant it at least one inch deep in the middle of your pot.
Using a spray bottle with water, spray the soil right above the seed gently with some water. Then cover the pot with a clean pactic bag without forgetting to seal the edges with a rubber band. Then poke small holes over the plastic.
Finally, place the pot in a warm sunny location. Occasionally spray it with water so that the soil does not dry out but again do not add too much water so that the soil ends up having water puddling through.
In a period of two weeks, the sprouting them emerges after which you are expected to take off the plastic cover. In case you plant need additionally sunlight, you may use grow light as a supplement for sunlight.
Keep taking care of the seedling by keeping the soil occasionally damp, giving it adequate exposure to sunlight of at least eight full hours of light on a daily basis and a moderate amount of organic fertilizer like composite.
Once you seedling has outgrown the small pot, it time to transfer it to your backyard. Once you have replanted it, it will still require the same care seeing as young plants usually require a lot of care.
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Keep on watering it on a daily basis while adding a sufficient amount of compost. Remember young plants always need more water to grow than older plants do