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Citrus fruits are full of essential vitamins, great for recipes, and are a lovely addition to your garden. Some varieties, like lemon trees, can also be grown indoors.
If you’re trying to be self-sufficient and you start everything from scratch, buying a tree from a garden center isn’t an option. On Step To Health, there is a tutorial on how to grow a lemon tree from a seed. It may take a little while to yield fruit, but it’ll be well worth it to have your own trees.
The instructions call for things you probably have around already, especially if you’re a homesteader or avid gardener. Seeds, potting soil, water and sun will get a seedling sprouted and on its way to becoming a tree! Important tip: Use seeds from an organic lemon; a few years ago I started seedlings that grew into beautiful trees, but I didn’t get any fruit!