How to Grow a Meyer Lemon Tree from seeds

I love Meyer lemons.  They are the sweetest, tartist, most delectable lemon in the entire universe, at least to me.  I don’t find them in the grocery stores very often here, so when I do, I stock up on them.  Of course they don’t last long because I use them to make lemon water, I juice them over salad, in my tea, I make homemade lemonade, squirt on fish.  Umm, so good.

With the last batch I got to thinking how awesome it would be to grow my own Meyer lemon tree.  So, off to the computer I went.  I found out what to do and voila…low and behold, I have seedlings!!

meyer lemon seedlings May 2014  All I did was take four Meyer lemon seeds and put them on a wet paper towel.  I then folded the paper towel, put it in a Ziploc bag, and then placed the bag in a dark kitchen cabinet.  That was about 6 weeks ago.  Look at those cute little seedlings!!

I have to admit I was completely surprised to see them sprout.  I left them in the baggie for one more week until they got a little bigger.  Today I planted them.

As I didn’t have little tiny pots, I chose to use plastic cups.  I poked holes in the bottom.

meyer lemon tree pots


Then I put little rocks in the bottom to help with drainage

meyer lemon tree pots with rocks


Then some potting soil

meyer lemon tree pots with dirt


Then in went the little seedlings.

meyer lemon seedlings planted 5-14-14


They look so happy don’t they?  I have a fourth one but I have to re-pot it because I broke the side of the cup.

Afterwards, I watered them and put them in the sun because they have to have full sun for at least 8 hours of the day.  I will definitely keep an eye on them and keep you guys posted on how well they’re doing.  I’m so excited.  If these grow, I’m going to be a very happy lemon tree mommy.

And for those with limited space, one of the great things about Meyer Lemon trees is they can be grown in containers and they make excellent indoor plants, provided you have windows with lots of light.

This is what I’m shooting for:

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Wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed.


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