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Lemon

You might never need to buy lemons again!

Lemons are a very small evergreen tree belonging to the citrus family. It is abundant in Asia, especially India and Russia. As used today, it is primarly used for cooking and antibactiral soap (in Australia). People all around the world use lemons and limes in cooking. It is also used as medicine in the 1700ths. When explorers aboard ships got a sea sickness called "scurvy", (which is human lacks in vitamin C in the body) people would give the person citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, oranges, etc. There are different kinds of lemon trees, some are listed below.

  • Tahitian or Persian
  • West Indian or Mexican Key Lemon
  • Villafranca Lemon
  • Bush lemon tree
  • Eureka Lemon
  • Verna Lemon
  • Libsun Lemon
  • Meyer Lemon
Unripe lemons on a lemon tree

To grow a lemon tree, you need some all purpose soil mix, the tree and compost. First of all, you can get a tree at a nursery. Make sure it is 2-3 years old, because lemon trees grow really fast. Make sure that you have lots of room for this tree. It grows 20 feet high! For soil, we highly reccomend all purpose soil mix which you can get at The Home Depot, Lowes, etc. For water, just get a hose and water for about 3-5 min. To make it grow better, make a compost bin. Just get some worms, (live), some egg shells, food scraps and leaves. And give about 1/7 of the compost every 3 days so your tree can flourish.