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A Proven And Easy Way To Grow Lemon Tree At Your Home

A Proven And Easy Way To Grow Lemon Tree At Your Home

You have two proven ways to grow a lemon tree at your home; you can get a seed or you can try grafting.

To grow a lemon tree at your home, the best option is to use the seed method. You MUST get a seed from a trusted source. This means that you should not use ones from a lemon you bought somewhere. You need a real lemon.

What I am trying to say is that to get a lemon tree you’ll need a seed from an organic lemon, one that you can pick up from a tree. If you use lemons that you buy in a greengrocery, you won’t get a good result. Then, you need to find a lemon tree near your neighborhood and get a fresh one. We’ll make that lemon grow to a beautiful lemon tree.

The perfect seed

Once you get the lemon, cut it and get a few seeds. If you happen to slice one, throw it, that seed will not work, you need a perfect seed.

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Slice the lemon
    Slice the lemon

    get the seeds

      Get some paper towel and thoroughly clean them. You’ll notice a protective film outside the seed, like a shield. You don’t want to keep this film. If you do so, it would take a long time to your seed to germinate. So you need to remove it.

      Start from the top of the seed and peel it slowly. Be especially careful not to hurt the seed. They are very slippery, so be careful. Repeat with a few more seeds.

      dry the seed and peel it
        Clean and dry the seed and then peel it

        Once you have the seeds peeled, put them in the middle of a new paper towel and fold it over a couple times.

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        get seed into paper and fold-it-twice
          Put the seed in the middle of a paper and fold it twice

          Now pour some water on it, and insert the paper towel with the seeds inside a Ziploc bag. Remember to put a mark on the bag so you can now exactly when to get the seeds back. Put the bag in a warm place for 8 days. After that time you can check them back.

          Soak the paper and put it into a ziploc
            Soak the paper and put it into a Ziploc

            Open the Ziploc and carefully unfold the paper towel. You should see the seeds germinated.

            after 8 days check the seeds
              After 8 days check the seeds

              Every seed should have a small root. Be careful not to damage them. You should see the seeds germinated; you can now put them back in the paper towel and into the Ziploc. Leave them for another 7 days.

              look for sprouts
                Look for sprouts

                This awesome video shows you exactly all the processes. When you check them back you should see a green root. This is the time to get them a solid “house”. You must plant them.

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                Time to get the sprout a good pot and some potting soil

                Take your time to find the right potting soil. You should choose some organic seed mix, rich in nutrients, compost, and peat. You’ll also require a pot.

                You’ll need a pot with drainage holes and 5-6 inches deep. Bear in mind that after some time the seedling will need to be re-potted into a much larger container. Remember that an adult lemon tree prefers a wider container (18 inches) rather than a deeper one (less than 16 inches). This large pot will be enough for your tree for some years, then, you should consider to move it again.

                A growing lemon tree needs a lot of sunlight, and I mean a lot of; a sprouting tree needs 10-14 hours daily. If you do not have sunlight you may get a grow light. It is cost-effective and you’ll get a really green foliage.

                How to sow your baby tree

                So far we have:

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                • Some healthy sprouts
                • A good potting soil
                • A nice pot, 5-6 inches deep with a good drainage
                • A real nice place to locate the baby tree with 10-14 hours sunlight or a grow-light

                Now you need to moisten the soil. Put the organic soil into the pot and soak it. The soil should reach an inch of space below the rim of your pot.

                Now plant your sprout! Dig a hole (1-2 inches) and insert the seed with the sprout. Cover the seed with soil and gently water it. Keep in mind that your seed needs warmth, moisture, and sunlight, but no direct sun! You do not want to roast it. Always check the temperature and moisture, do not let the soil to dry and keep the place warm.

                After a month you’ll see a beautiful baby tree. Now it can have some direct sunlight. Remember, warm place, not hot.

                And the secret to your success; love. You MUST love your  baby lemon tree. Take a few minutes a day to look at it, talk to it, sing to it. The tree actually feels you and your love. This secret “ingredient” is most important. It’ll be returned to you with an awesome green foliage and juicy lemons.

                If you liked it, share this and help others grow a perfect lemon tree at their homes.

                Featured photo credit: photopin via flickr.com

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                Last Updated on May 28, 2020

                How to Overcome Boredom

                How to Overcome Boredom

                Have you ever been bored? Restless? Fidgety? In need of some inspiration?

                I have a theory on boredom. I believe that the rate of boredom has increased alongside the pace of technology.

                If you think about it, technology has provided us with mobile phones, laptops, Ipads, device after device – all to ultimately fix one problem: boredom.

                What is Boredom?

                We have become a global nation that feeds on entertainment. We associate ‘living’ with ‘doing’. People now do not know how to sit still, and we feel guilty when we are not doing anything. Today, inactivity has become the ultimate sin.

                You might not realize it, but boredom stimulates a form of anxiety and stress. It evokes an emotional state that creates frustration and feeds procrastination.

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                It’s a desire to be ‘doing something’ or to be ‘entertained’ – it’s a desire for sensory stimulation. What it boils down to is a lack of focus.

                If you think about those times when you’re bored, it’s usually because you did not know what to do. So, indecision also plays a big part.

                When we are focused on what’s important to us and what we want to achieve, it’s pretty hard to be bored. So, one answer to boredom is to become focused on what you want.

                Sometimes It’s Good to Be Bored

                If boredom is a desire for sensory stimulation – then what’s the opposite of that? To be content with no stimulation – in other words – to enjoy stillness.

                Sometimes, it’s not boredom itself that causes the frustration but the resistance to doing nothing.

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                Think about it. What would happen if you were to ‘let go’ of the desire to be entertained? You wouldn’t be bored anymore, and you will feel more relaxed!

                In my experience, it’s often the most obvious, simplistic solutions that are the most powerful in life. So, when you’re bored, the easiest way to combat this is to enjoy it.

                It may sound weird but think of ‘boredom’ as a form of ‘relaxation’. It’s a break from the constant stimulation that 21st-century living provides – constant TVs, mobile phones, radios, internet, emails, phone calls, etc.

                Who knows, maybe ‘boredom’ is actually good for us?

                Next time you’re ‘feeling bored’ instead of feeding the frustration by frantically looking for something to do, maybe you can sit back, relax, and savor the feeling of having nothing to do.

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                In this article, I’ll share with you my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom.

                3-Step Strategy to Overcome Boredom

                1. Get Focused

                Instead of chasing sensory stimulation at random, focus on what’s really important to you. Focusing on something important helps prevent boredom because it forces you to utilize your time productively.

                You should ask yourself: what would make good use of your time? What could you be doing that would contribute to your major goals in life?

                Here are a few ideas:

                • Spend some time in quiet contemplation considering what’s important to you.
                • Start that creative project you’ve been talking about for the last few weeks.
                • Brainstorm: think of some ideas for new innovative products or businesses.

                2. Kill Procrastination

                Boredom is useful in some ways because it gives you the energy and time to do things. It is only a problem if you let it. But if you use it to motivate yourself to be productive, then you can more easily overcome boredom.

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                So, the next time you’re bored, why not put this good energy to use by ticking off those things that you have been meaning to get done but have been too busy to finish? This also presents a great time for you to clear your to-do list.

                Here are some ideas:

                • Do some exercise.
                • Read a book.
                • Learn something new.
                • Call a friend.
                • Get creative (draw, paint, sculpt, create music, write).
                • Do a spring cleaning.
                • Wash the car.
                • Renovate the house.
                • Re-arrange the furniture.
                • Write your shopping list.
                • Water the plants.
                • Walk the dog.
                • Sort out your mail & email.
                • De-clutter (clear out that wardrobe).

                3. Enjoy Boredom

                If none of the above solutions work, then you can try a different approach. Don’t give in to boredom and instead choose to enjoy it. This doesn’t mean allowing yourself to waste your time being bored. Instead, think of it as your time to relax and re-energize, which will help you be more productive the next time you work.

                Contrary to popular belief, we don’t need to be constantly doing things to be productive. In fact, research has shown that people are more productive when they take periods of rest to recharge.[1] Taking breaks once in a while helps boost your performance and can help make you feel more motivated.

                So, take some time to relax. You never know, you might even like it.

                Final Thoughts

                Learning how to overcome boredom may be difficult at the beginning, but it can be easier if you make use of some techniques. You can start with my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom and work your way from there. So, ready your mind and make use of these tips, and you will be overcoming boredom in no time.

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                Featured photo credit: Johnny Cohen via unsplash.com

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