Growing plants from lemon seeds is not only possible but also relatively simple. Follow these steps for successful germination:
- Seed Extraction: Obtain seeds from a lemon by carefully cutting it into two parts, ensuring not to cut the seeds concentrated in the middle. Squeeze the lemon parts to release juice and seeds. Cut the largest part to access more seeds. Separate seeds from juice using a sieve, place them on absorbent kitchen paper, and let them air dry thoroughly.
- Seed Preparation: To enhance germination, peel the outer layer or film covering the seeds using tweezers. This step removes the shell-like covering that can impede growth.
- Planting: Prepare a pot with universal substrate, moisten the soil well until water drains from the pot’s holes. Create holes in the soil with a toothpick, ensuring the roots are placed at the bottom. Bury the seeds, cover them, and keep the pot indoors until leaves begin to grow.
- Care and Growth: Place the pot in a bright area near a window but not in direct sunlight to prevent burning. Within a month, you’ll have small lemon plants. Decide whether to keep them together or transplant them into separate pots based on your preference.