Lemon Seedlings

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

30 Days of Pinterest – Day 19

The Pin!

I’m a huge garden fan, but living in a one bedroom apartment can sometimes be a little limiting in this area. I have little pots of mint and basil sitting on various window sills, but I love the idea of trying something new. Before reading this pin, I wasn’t even aware that you could plant lemon seeds! Well, I figured you could plant them, I just didn’t realize they would grow into aesthetically pleasing sprouts.

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The Project Process:

This was one of the cheapest pins I have completed this month. Since I already had all of the required items, all I had to do was gather them up from around my house and display them nicely for a picture!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Seeds from one lemon
  • Mug (for planting)
  • Few handfuls of soil
  • Saran wrap

Like the original poster mentioned, doing too much research on certain projects can just end up being extremely confusing. So for this one, I decided to keep it as simple as possible.

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Here are the steps I took:

  • Using a knife, pop the seeds out of the lemon and collect them in a bowl (this got the seeds out, without totally destroying the lemon). Note: use fresh seeds only. Don’t collect seeds for weeks and then try to plant them. It probably won’t work.
  • Rinse the lemon seeds with water. I allowed mine to soak for a little bit in the water as well.

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  • Fill a mug (or other suitable container) 3/4 full with soil.
  • Arrange lemon seeds in dirt

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  • Cover with a bit more dirt – just enough to cover the seeds.
  • Add a little bit of water.
  • Cover with saran wrap, to help create a cozy greenhouse for your seedlings. This will keep the moisture in, and allow the seeds to germinate within the soil.
  • Set the container on something that is relatively warm. While the original poster effectively used her Apple Time Machine, I opted to use my wireless router. Although I don’t think it generates quite as much warmth, I figured it would work better than flat on a table or a ledge.

It’s been there for about 3 days now, and I’ve probably been checking it much more often than I need to be. However, it’s my first time growing something right from seed form and I’m anxious to see how they turn out!

I’ve also heard that leafy lemon plants can also add a slight fragrance to the air, so I’m looking forward to making a few more of these little pots if everything goes as planned! Stay tuned for an update in a week or so!

Have you ever planted anything from seed form? Did you realize you could plant lemon seeds for household plants? Oh the things you can learn on Pinterest!



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