Growing a lemon tree

Hello all,

I planted a lemon seed around month ago and finally it’s sprouted! Read below for instructions.

  1. Gather your lemon seeds from an organic lemon, as standard lemon seeds can be duds.
  2. Suck on the seed to remove of the pulp and to moisten the seed as it won’t germinate if it’s dry. 
  3. Fill a small pot (with drainage holes) with multi purpose compost and press your seed into the compost about 3cm deep. 
  4. Water and keep moist.
  5. Cover the pot with cling film and pierce tiny holes.
  6. Place in a sunny window.
  7. If condensation appears on the cling film, remove it as it’s clearly warm enough. If not remove the cling film after 2 weeks. 

Germination can take up to 4 weeks. In one of my previous articles I posted “speed up germination” I currently have a lemon seed sprouting a root by this method. You simply remove the outside layer of the seed, which reveals brown skin, gently scrape off the skin revealing a green seed.

Growing a lemon tree is certainly a slow process, you won’t grow lemons for up to 5-8 years it really depends on the care of your lemon tree.

Love always x

Speed up germination 

Hello all, 

I recently planted roman camomile seeds, sadly they don’t germinate for up to a month. My dad, a brilliant Gardner shared the awesome secret of speeding up germination. All you need is a paper towel, resealable bag and a tea towel. 

  1. Place the paper towel inside the resealable bag.
  2. Sprinkle on desired seeds, making sure they’re separated.
  3. Gently spray the paper towel with water, it will absorb the water and feed the seeds for the next few days. 
  4. Reseal the bag and turn it upside down, place onto a tea towel and fold.
  5. Place by a window, where it will be warm.
  6. Check on the seeds everyday and within a few days white roots will appear.
  7. When tiny green shoots appear, it’s time to plant them into pots. Use tweasers to refrain from damaging the root. 

Love always x