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Lemon Farming

Lemon farming

How to plant Lemon

  • Lemons can be grown in all types of soils. Light soils having good drainage are best for lemon cultivation.

  • Lemon plants can grown from seeds and also from saplings

  • If you can propagate the seeds directly in soil, or in a plastic grow bag. 

  • Cut open your Lemon and then remove a seed. The seeds should stay moist when buried. Place the seed about half an inch below the center of the grow bag, and then irrigate them.

  • Seeds will start germinating in weeks time and will develop new leaves.

  • You can transplant the plants after 6 to 1 year or when several roots peek through the drainage holes of the grow bag.

  • Water the tree thoroughly to allow the soil to settle

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Irrigation for Lemon

  • Lemon trees require weekly watering during normal days and during rainy season you may not need irrigation.

  • If the lemon tree are over watered, their leaves will turn yellow and drop off.

  • Use drip irrigation to keep plants consistently and evenly watered

  • Once mature, lemon trees develop more drought tolerance

  • Ensure Mulching around the plants can help to retain moisture

  • Reduce watering once fruits are growing

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Fertilizer for Lemon

  • Lemon tree responds well to fertilizer that is righ nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

  • Balanced mix of nutrients will ensure your lemon trees have access to all the macro nutrients to grow strong and healthy and to produce good yield

  • Fertilize the lemon plants immediately after the plants start flowering

  • Liquid Fertilizer like Fish Amino or Jeevamartham can be diluted in water can be applied through drip irrigation.

  • Boron rich Liquid Fertilizer should be applied after 45 days to prevent citrus from breaking.

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Harvesting Lemon

  • When lemons appear yellow or yellowish-green, and have two to three inches in size, they will be ready to harvest

  • You want to grab the lemon firmly in your hand and gently twist it until it breaks free from the tree.

  • Make sure not to pull in the lemon as this can damage the fruit as well as the tree.

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