Lemons are part of a huge family along with oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, etc. This citrus fruit is great for your health and packs a healthy amount of vitamin C, vitamin B, riboflavin, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. The fruit also has proteins and carbohydrates.
Juicy lemons have been used since ancient times as a remedy for numerous diseases.
The peel is rich in vitamins and phytochemicals that destroy microbes. Essential oils in lemon peel regulate blood pressure, lower cholesterol level, prevent atherosclerosis, boost immunity, improve memory and concentration and relieve headache and nausea. Need something to lift you up? Lemons are the number one remedy for exhaustion.
Grow endless supply of lemons
Lemons sold in grocery stores are sprayed with dangerous chemicals, and producers use wax to protect them. One of the best ways to use great lemons is grow them at home.
Lemons grow on small trees (3-6m) and have violet flowers.
Lemon trees are often grown for decoration, but many people like growing their own lemons. If grown properly, you will get lemons twice a year. High-quality fruits grow in spring and summer. Ripe fruits can stay on the tree, and you can harvest lemons from November to May. The second blossoms appear in August and lasts for a month. The fruits are harvested in February, right after the winter picking. A properly cultivated lemon tree provides a lot of fruits. You can grow it in pots, too.
Here are some handy instructions
- Soak the seeds for 24 hours and pat them dry. This is an optimal step, but it sure brings benefits.
- Remove the outer shell carefully.
- Plant the seeds at a depth of 1 cm, and spray some water. Add a few small rocks over the soil.
- Wrap the pot in plastic foil to prevent evaporation and keep the soil moist. Keep the pot in a warm place because lemons like warmth.
- Remove the foil once you notice the small leaves. Water the plant occasionally. Transfer it in a larger pot once it grows well.
Lemons like light and warm temperature, and react to climate changes. If you transfer the tree in your garden, the fruits may fall out due to the dramatic shift of light and temperatures. Climate changes can also stop the blossoming next year.
Source: Healthy Food House