Want to grow juicy lemon tree at home ? Its simple, try this.
Tending a small lemon tree in your home can be a delightful aromatic experience. While the thought of growing a tree inside a house or apartment may seem daunting to beginners, it is not as difficult as it may sound.
If you live in a cooler climate, or simply have limited space, but still want to grow a lemon tree, container lemon trees may be your best option.
Growing lemon trees in containers allows you to provide an appropriate environment in a limited space.
Choose the plant
Lemons are will be comfortable in containers as long as the container is large. Choose fro below varieties.
Container & placement
When you grow a lemon tree in a pot, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First of all, container lemon trees will not get as large as lemon tree grown in the ground.
When growing lemon trees in containers, the needs are very similar to lemon trees growing in the ground. The lemon trees will need good drainage, so make sure the pot has drainage holes.
They will also need consistent and regular watering. If the container where the lemon tree is growing is allowed to dry out, the leaves of the lemon tree will fall off.
Fertilizer is also key to growing a healthy lemon tree in a pot. Use a slow release fertilizer to make sure that your lemon tree gets consistent nutrients.
Drying Out in the Pot
Growing this lemon tree has a few challenges because the heat of the Summer season can quickly dry out the pot. Especially in the rustic looking terra cotta pots.
It takes consistent watering in hot days to make sure that the tree stays hydrated and happy.
- Citrus need full sun, so place them in the sunniest part of your garden or balcony.
- Pots must have drainage holes in their base and be elevated slightly off the ground.
- Water potted citrus two to three times a week, and possibly daily in very hot weather.
- Apply citrus food in small amounts monthly from August to mid autumn.
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Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
Buy Decorative Pebbles :
Decorate planters or garden landscapes with these decorative pebbles :
Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.