An easy and effective way to germinate lemon seedsAll my plant related posts are now in plants.mostlymaths.net. You can read this post about lemon seed germination there, as any updates will only appear in the new blog. Thanks for your understanding!
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So you want to grow your own lemon tree from seed? In this post I'll teach you the procedure I followed to easily germinate apple seeds at home. You can also try strawberry seed germination, pineapple seed germination, tomato seed germination, cotton seed germination, apple seed germination and now ginger germination. More to come next spring!
Here you can see how the lemons grew in around 3 weeks after planting. Digg if you like germinating seeds at home!
Lemon seeds turned out to be harder to germinate than apple, or any other seed I have tried (except cherry and peach, I had no success with them)... Before I found the trick. Last year, without it I just got a lemon seedling, from 8 seeds coming from the same lemon: it was the seed which was scratched by the knife after slicing it. This year I got 4/5 seedlings from 7 seeds, and it could have been 7, but I barely missed. What did I do? I got 7 seeds from a lemon, and treated them diferently:
- Peeled the first coating of 2
- Peeled completely 2
- Left 2 as they were
- Discarded 1 too small
Here you can see (a piece) of the first coating removed in the left
and all the coating removed on the right.
Apple seed germination
Strawberry seed germination
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