I have read numerous articles about growing your own lemon tree! Hmmm….now of course if we were in California or Florida, you would say no big deal, right? Well here in Georgia? I heard it could be done so I am going to try it. Has anyone had any success growing a lemon tree? Tell me all about it. I will follow up this tutorial with what’s a lemon good for anyway? Enjoy!

Anne-Marie

Growing Wild

When life gives you lemons, grow trees!

If you’ve ever seen a flowering lemon tree, you’ll understand why. For those of you who haven’t, allow me explain. Their lush, dark green, oval leaves have a glossy texture that shimmers in sunlight. Their delicate white flowers bloom with a citrus fragrance and are soft to the touch. Their exotic nature provides an alluring quality. And, finally, they bear the exciting possibility of fruit!

Typically, lemon trees flourish outdoors year-round in hot, sunny regions, but they can also thrive indoors as edible houseplants in cold-season climates. At the organic food store where I work we have a healthy lemon cutting producing massive fruit in a garage setting all year. It makes for an impressive sight during the dead of a Canadian winter!

And while rooting cuttings is a sensible option for fast fruit, lemon tree cuttings are not readily available in many…

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  1. I have 2 or 3 Meyers lemon trees potted on my back deck. I didn’t raise them from seeds, but they’re doing well so far! I’m tempted to try planting one in the yard this year and see how it does. I can donate some seeds this year if you want to try growing them on your own, assuming I get a few lemons!

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