Lemon tree seedling @ about 1 month. Image – growingwildceeds.com
Have you ever wanted your very own lemon tree? Imagine in a few years time… sitting in it’s cool shade… a soft summer breeze is blowing and gorgeous lemons hang perfectly from the branches, calling you to pick them and make them into delicious lemonade. I can tell from here that you’re sold on the idea!
I found a really great tutorial on how to grow a lemon tree from seed!
One of the things I love about this tutorial is that the process is super easy, and fun – so it’s a perfect project for kids (unlike the soap making tutorial, which sadly is definitely not kid-friendly owing to the chemicals involved!)
Another thing I love about this (the lemon tree tutorial) is that it is finding and teaching immense value in things that we normally take for granted. We throw away the possibility of several lemon trees every time we discard a lemon that we are done with.
And then of course, there is the ecological angle. Whether or not you believe in global warming, you can surely agree on one thing: We cut down trees way faster than we are growing them, deforestation is a problem and forests are a good thing. Cool, green leafiness is a good thing. Trees “clean” the air we breathe, and that’s something we can’t really have too much of. So this is one small way in which you can do something to be proud of. Years ago, I worked for a forestry company and personally planted thousands of trees. Although it was tough work, there was truly an inner sense of accomplishment and reward unlike any I have felt doing any other work. Plant trees! Just do it! You will love yourself for it later, I promise.
One last thing before I send you the tutorial – have you seen my crazy list of the Top 20 Weird But Amazing Uses For Lemon Juice?
Here’s the link to the full tutorial – a fun, easy and rewarding weekend project: http://growingwildceeds.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/how-to-grow-a-lemon-tree-from-seed/
Have a great weekend and let us know how you get on!