One of the healthiest fruit on Earth is lemon. Lemon has a fresh and a delicious taste and also it has the power to improve our health in various ways.

Lemons strengthen the immune system, fight common colds and the flu, and treat skin conditions as they are incredibly rich in vitamin C. Lemon can also prevent the formation of kidney stones, fight inflammation, relieve pain due to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and prevent free radical damage.

Lemons are low in calories, high in fiber, and have an impressive nutritional profile.

One peeled lemon contains about:

  • 24 calories
  • 8 grams carbohydrates
  • 9 gram protein
  • 3 gram fat
  • 4 grams dietary fiber
  • 5 milligrams vitamin C (74 percent DV)
  • 116 milligrams potassium (3 percent DV)
  • 5 milligram iron (3 percent DV)
  • milligram vitamin B6 (3 percent DV)

Lemons contain folate, magnesium, copper, calcium, thiamin, and pantothenic acid.

Dr. Joseph Mercola said:

“The citric acid in lemons aids in digestion and helps to dissolve kidney stones, while the ascorbic acid is a natural antioxidant that prevents the sailor’s dread — scurvy. Other antioxidants in lemons include ß-carotenes, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lutein, and vitamin A, which promotes healthy mucous membranes, skin, and vision. Pantothenic acid and folates, provided by lemons, are compounds needed by the body, but can only be derived from sources outside the body.”

So, keep lemons at hand any time you want. Here is the way to grow lemon at home from a single seed and to get endless supply of lemons.

You need:

  • A lemon
  • Potting soil
  • Pot/container
  • Grow lights or a sunny area
  • Breathable plastic film

Instructions:

First you need to put the potting soil into a bucket, and then mix it with some water to dampen it. Fill the container with it with leaving an inch of space below the rim.

Then take out a seed by opening the lemon and then remove the flesh, leaving the moist in order to suck on the seed. Plant it about a half inch beneath the soil.

Water it using a watering can of a squirt bottle, but remember to make it not too damp.  Then after covering the container with the breathable plastic, place the pot in a warm and sunny area.

It will start sprouting after a week or two. Remove the plastic cover, and move it to a warm area, but you should not directly exposed it to sunlight.

Keep its soil moist at all times when the lemon tree is young.  But make drainage holes in the container. Keep the lemon tree at least eight hours of direct sunlight daily. Add fertilizer when it grows and transplant it to a larger container. Move it in the backyard, balcony, or front porch if it becomes too big.

Here is the way to enjoy the amazing taste of your home-grown lemons.