Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lemon Seed

Some of you may know that I looooove Meyer lemons.   I even bought a little tree once awhile back.  Unfortunately, no matter how hard I tried to take care of it, the tree died. 

I don't know why I hadn't thought of this sooner, but it occurred to me that I should try and grow a tree from a seed.  It's a lot cheaper than buying trees.  So I went online and found a YouTube video that shows you how to do it.

First I cut off the husk part of the seed to expose the inside. I used a kitchen scissors to trim off a tiny slice and then I opened it up with my fingers.

Then I put the seeds inside of a plastic bag with a wet paper towel.

Look!!  I actually took this picture about a week ago, so they're a little bigger right now.  I was gonna put them in a pot with soil this morning, but when I went outside, I couldn't find my bag of potting soil.  I'm gonna try and go to City Mill today and get me a bag with Miracle Grow in it!!  I'll keep you posted.

Here's the video. 


Nippon Nin said...

I love that homemade how to video. Ah...someone turn off the TV at least? I was laughing all the time actually. Good luck with lemon project, I can't wait to see how well you're doing with it.

Leslie's pics said...

hey neat!!! I hope someone will water your poor seeds when we're gone!! :O

K and S said...

wow! I hope it works :)

jalna said...

I love YouTube also Akemi. There are so many things you can learn from them.

Ai Les. I forgot about that.

Me too Kat!

gracie said...

thank you for posting this, jalna!

jalna said...

You're welcome Grace. Hope you get to try it yourself!!

gracie said...

MIL gave us a few meyers. i'm gonna have my daughter try this out!

jalna said...

Ooooh, I think she's gonna have fun Grace!

Kay said...

Grace told me about this post and I thought it was too late because I just threw away some Meyer lemon seeds that molded. However, I found them still in the trash. I rescued them, removed the hull and put them in a plastic bag with a wet paper towel. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you so much for posting this.

jalna said...

Good luck, Kay!!