Introduction: HOW TO GROW LEMONS FROM SEEDS
I wanted to grow a lemon tree for fun/to eat but their was no instructable to grow a lemon. so I decided to make my own instructable. so lets get started.
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: Simple Materials
- ziplock bag
- paper towel
- warm place( like a heater)
Step 2: Preparations
cut the lemon in half slowly so you don't damage any of the seeds inside of the lemon. this step is essential because if you damage the seed it won't grow. TIP: haste makes waste. If you have ever tried to plant a lemon seed just by planting the seed it doesn't grow. This is because the outer shell has to rot away before the inside can grow. you want to get a good grip on the seed and use your nails to peel the outer shell.
Step 3: Ready for Planting
once you finishe peeling the outer layer place the seed on a paper towel. Then fold the paper towel and be careful so the seeds don't touch each other. Next moisten the paper towel and place it in the ziplock bag. Finally blow some air into the bag( because once the seeds sprout it will need some air/carbon dioxide).
Optional step. If you live in a tropical place just leave the bag next to a window.
If you live in northern hemisphere or somewhere cold leave the bag near the heater.
Step 4: Wait..........................................
After about 10 days little sprouts will appear wait around 5 more days before planting. Enjoy your lemons.
Participated in the
Hack Your Day Contest