Lemons are common in gardens or the food menu. Gardeners are cultivating Lemon plants around our home, rooftops of our house easily in compact space. Lemon plants can be easily grown from seeds.
Here we are going to explore "how to germinate lemon seeds in paper towel" step by sep [with Pictures]. Moreover, I will share my experiences and provide tips for beginners. Let's dig deep...
Lemon trees are well known Citrus plant. It contains Vitamin C which is essential to our health. Besides, lemon juice is a healthy beverage.
The method of germination lemon tree is somewhat easy. If I summarize the whole process than it will be like this-
Now without further ado, let's find out the total process step-by-step.
Here, this is the exeat process that I implement.
Tips: Ensure healthy seedling is the key to success. Moreover, to get a better seedling there are several popular methods to extract seeds.
Lemons are a very popular citrus tree.
For collecting seeds you can select middle sizes Organic and healthy Lemon. Make sure that -
Take a knife and cut the Lemon from the middle.
Divide the Lemon into four parts, so you can collect more seeds. However, Don’t select chopped Lemon seeds.
For germinating the Lemon tree from seeds, it’s very important to select good and healthy seeds.
Healthy seeds doesn’t float in the water.They submerged in water easily.
Helpful Pictures for this stage:
Raise the seeds from the water and keep in a tissue paper. Clean the seeds carefully and dry it properly with Tissue papers...
Otherwise, a substance with the seeds contains sugar , that takes bacteria and will destroy germinated seeds.
Need to peel off the white skin of the seeds. You can use your nails and peel off the white skin - carefully and take the brown shade of seeds.
Be steady in this process, peel it from top to bottom. Besides, you can use a sharp-edged knife.
Take a Paper Towel. Then, make it foggy with water. Keep the soaked towel on a flat surface and smooth out it. Take out excess water from the paper Towel.
Place the bag in a warm environment. In this stage, seeds don’t need light.
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In general circumstances, the seed will start germinating after 2 weeks. This time may vary in cold weather. Seed germination is dependent on temperature and humidity.
So, be patient.
At this stage, your lemon seeds are ready to germinate. But, before finishing this article, I want to share some tips that may help you on the way.
If you are using this exeat method, it will require some additional work. However, it is easy as 1, 2, 3...
The steps are:
This is a common method. But, for transplanting the germinated plant in outdoor is somewhat risky. As the direct sunlight will kill them.
In this situation,
You can either, transplant them into a tray filled will soil mix, or, make a sunshade for the plants.
After the seed is germinated, you can either transplant it directly into a pot. But, you need to plant it in the garden, I will suggest transplanting the seedling in a tray.
Although, it is optional but highly recommended.
If you are new to lemon tree farming read: Growing a Lemon Tree: How to Grow a Lemon Tree from Seed
When the roots will 1-1 ½ inches long then the seeds are ready to be planted in the soil.
But, as I mentioned earlier, transplanting in a tray is beneficial.
Controlling sunlight requires additional works. Furthermore, it gets even taff in gardens.
The newly germinated seedlings are weak to handle direct sunlight.
As you have guessed, the first step is choosing a tray big enough for your needs. Fill it with loose soil and organic composts.
You may concider providing liquid fartilizer. It will start when seedling are 10-12 days old to till transplanting.
Compost is a very useful substance for gardeners. You can create it in our home. Yimby Tumbler Composter can be a great one. Read our review on,
When the seedlings are strong and healthy, it is the best time for planting in pots or directly in the soil. However, make sure the soil is loose enough.
Plant the seedlings upsides down, so that the seeds stay on top.
To learn more, read - how to grow a lemon plant from seed.
I have tried various methods for sprouting seeds. By far this is the easiest one, I have found. Though you can plant seeds directly into the garden bed. However, in cold weather, it's not possible. Besides, the survivor rate is low if not you are using a shading system.
Nevertheless, If you find it helpful, let us know by commenting and feel free to share your thoughts too.