Surely if you walk down a street where there are houses with gardens, you will find one of them that has a beautiful lemon tree planted outside . And I am not surprised because this tree will bring you many benefits that I will detail below, so if you are thinking of planting a tree in your garden and you cannot decide, you should know that planting a lemon tree would be an excellent option.
10 months with lemons
That’s right, the lemon tree will be offering you lemons for 10 months a year and that you can use to make the recipes you want, for your lemon tea or simply to flavor with its good smell … for whatever you see necessary!
It is not a tree that looks ugly in a garden since thanks to its open crown it will beautify your garden in a spectacular way. It is also a tree that will have leaves practically always and green in color, they also smell good. As if that were not enough, they can also decorate your garden with their beautiful white flowers.
Of course, although it is a beautiful tree, it must have pleasant climatic conditions and be protected from adverse conditions since it needs sun and plenty of water (avoiding hard waters or those with too much salt at all costs).
Lemon is also a fruit that cannot be missing in our diet to be balanced since 100ml of lemon juice will provide you with half the vitamin C that your body needs daily.
To make matters worse lemon will also help to absorb better the iron of which is essential foods to avoid anemia, in addition also has antioxidant properties.
Tricks to take good care of the lemon tree
The lemon tree does not require much care but you will have to take into account its needs so that it can grow healthy and bear good fruit . You must take into account three basic aspects ; irrigation, compost and the light it receives. Let’s see some tricks:
- It needs a lot of water so it should always be humid, in winter watering it 3 times a week will be enough, but in summer it should be daily.
- Add fertilizers to the lemon tree after the second flowering has passed (for example, you can fertilize in fall, spring and summer).
- Your lemon tree should be in a place with natural light and an optimal temperature between 17 and 28 degrees.
Of course, you should not forget about pruning in spring to dispose of those diseased, dry, or weak leaves, clearing the center of the tree (but without going overboard) so that it can receive the energy of the sun.