How To Grow Lemons In Your Home Garden - A Beginner's Guide
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If you believe that growing your own lemons is unattainable, reconsider. You can produce lemons and benefit all year long, no matter what kind of climate you live in or how big your yard is. Given their beautiful spring blooms and brilliant yellow, tart fruit, lemon trees are wonderfully lovely additions to any home garden or orchard.

Indian cuisines aren't complete without lemons. This juicy, sour fruit may be used in a variety of dishes and also acts as a natural preservative for fruits and vegetables. For daily use, the majority of individuals purchase lemons from nearby sellers. But have you ever considered eating fruit straight from the terrace or balcony? These zesty basics will help you cultivate lemons at home effortlessly.

Lemon Planting Guide

Here's how you can grow easily in your home garden:

Suitable Planting Site

A lemon tree should be planted in a well-drained area with full light. Lemon plants dislike damp conditions; thus, there should be no standing water at the location. The location should be protected from the wind and other natural forces. If a freeze is expected in your location, plant on the side of the house near a wall for protection.

Proper Spacing And Depth

Lemon trees grow from 10 to 20 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet broad. Adjust the spacing accordingly. Dig a hole twice the width and depth of the root ball. If the root is bound, make a few cuts across the ball to free it and encourage the roots to seek nourishment in well-drained, nutritious soil.

Full Light

When planting lemons, pick a location that is both sunny and wind-free. India's tropical environment is perfect for the plant. In this scenario, full light, or six to eight hours of sun every day, is ideal for lemon plants. However, if you live in a place that experiences severe weather, you might want to plant it in a secluded spot to escape cold temperatures. 

Soil Quality

All citrus trees grow best in medium-textured, somewhat deep soil that has a hint of acidity. Well-drained soil is essential since damp conditions can lead to root rot. Water should not be collected through mulching.

Sufficient Watering

A good crop of lemons depends on your lemon tree receiving the proper amount of water. The ideal rainfall for trees is modest to moderate. More regular watering will be necessary throughout the establishing phase—possibly as much as once or twice a week. Lemon trees become increasingly drought-tolerant as they become older.

It is important to keep the soil moist during the summer, especially for young trees. Because soggy settings might lead to waterlogging. Overwatering causes fruit drop, root rot, and yellowing leaves that eventually fall.

Ideal Temperature

Warm, humid climates are ideal for growing lemon trees. Of all the citrus fruits, they are the most susceptible to cold weather and do best at temperatures between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, they like humidity levels that are as near to 50% as feasible. Because they are more susceptible to cold, young trees should be brought inside when the weather unexpectedly cools down.

Use Fertiliser

Lemon plants require a lot of energy, much as other citrus fruit trees. Use a full-spectrum NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) fertiliser to promote fruit yield and healthy development Nitrogen is what gives the leaves their deep green hue. The lemon tree's abundant, luxuriant foliage is mostly because of nitrogen. Variations in the degree of yellowing of leaves can also be attributed to deficiencies in nitrogen, magnesium, zinc, iron, or potassium.