A few months ago I bought a bag of organic lemons to make lemonade. I did a little research and found that you can freeze lemonade in batches to save for homemade lemonade anytime you want it. How cool is that? You can’t do that with orange and grapefruit juices.
Then I got the bright idea that since I like to grow things, why not try to grow my very own lemon tree? So I saved a few of the seeds from one of the organic lemons and began to research growing lemon trees in South Carolina.
It seems that they don’t do well over winter here unless that are very protected. That didn’t stop me. I planted one of the seeds anyway just to see if it would sprout.
It did sprout!
Knowing how some trees need another to pollinate with I decided to plant another seed. It hasn’t sprouted yet, but I have faith that it will.
Then I will have two lemon trees. Yay! More lemons for lemonade!
When the trees become too big for the house I will need to build them a greenhouse or find some other source to protect them from winter. But until then I will just concentrate on keeping them happy and healthy.
Have any of you ever planted a lemon tree or grew one from a seed?
How big do they get?
Tell me your experiences, good or bad.