Lemons are the most widely used fruits in the whole world and not only as a food ingredient but as well as a cleaning and cosmetic agent. The traditional Ayurvedic medicine recognized its amazing health properties and because of that used it in the treatment of various health issues. But, what if we tell you that you can always have this staple ingredient available at your home fresh and ready for use. This can be achieved if you grow them at home, but do not get intimidated at all by growing them at home as that can be done easily. Follow reading and find out how you can have this amazing citrus fruit in your home.
Here is the procedure:
- 1 lemon
- A suitable container
- Potting soil
- Plastic film
First you need to cut the lemon in half and then remove the seeds. Make sure that your seed are cleaned from the entire pulp residue and then put them in a container filled with water. They should stay in that container for 6 to 7 days. Make certain to change the water every day.
Once this period has passed prepare your container by making small holes in the bottom so that the water can flow freely. Put the potting soil in a bucket and pour some water in order to moisten it. Transfer it into the container leaving around 2 to 3 centimeters of space on the edge.
When you plant the seeds they need to be wet and like that plant them in the middle of the pot in about 1 centimeter deep hole. Spray the potting soil with water and cover the container with plastic film. Seal the edges with a rubber band and then make small holes in the plastic film by using a pencil. The pot needs to be kept in a warm and light space, however not directly exposed to sunlight. Like this it needs to stay for 1 to 2 weeks, and then you will see small shoots. Once they appear place the container to a location that is more exposed to sunlight.
Water the plantation from time to time so that the soil is well moisturized. But, it should not be too wet. Remove the dead leaves and ensure that your pot is at minimum 8 hours a day exposed to light. You should use fertilizer every 6 months to 1 year.
Have in mind that in order to see produce you need to wait for three years, but believe us it is worth it.
Once you will have your lemons available in your home, you can use this fruit for various purposes starting as a booster of the overall health, then a refreshing seasoning of various dishes, drinks, and as a skin, hair and body care.
Here is something that you can use lemon for:
Here are Some Odd Uses of Lemon
- Proper wash of fruits and vegetables
Although fruits and veggies are very beneficial for your health, most of them are grown with pesticides or they are covered with dirt. The use of lemon juice will disinfect them naturally offering a refreshing scent.
- Removal of stubborn stains
Do not throw away the clothes that you have stained them as there is an effective solution for their removal. Just combine a cup of lemon juice with your regular cleaner in your laundry tub and thus remove stubborn stains.
- Effective cleaner of stainless steel surfaces
These areas are the most difficult ones to clean, but they will become shiny again when you will use this paste. Mix lemon juice and baking soda and with the resulting paste cover the area and let it stand for 5 minutes. Wash it off with warm water and dry it out with a clean cloth.
- Deodorant of garbage bins
Garbage bins smell far from pleasant, but your home will get protected from their odor if you place lemon zest under the garbage bag.
- Fridge cleaner
Your fridge will smell fresh again thanks to the presence of lemon. Lemon is known for its antibacterial properties which will be helpful in the removal of bad odors from the refrigerator. You can clean it by moistening a sponge with lemon juice or you can put a small cotton ball soaked in lemon juice in the fridge for several hours to absorb all the unpleasant odors.
- Natural humidifier
Your home will smell very nicely and refreshing if you use your own lemon humidifier. For that purpose, pour water in a pan, add lemon zest, cinnamon sticks, cloves and apple peelings. Leave it to simmer for a few minutes and after that transfer the resulting mixture in a spray bottle. Spray your home with it and enjoy the smell.