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What to feed and where to put a lemon


Hello! Can anyone grow lemons at home? Tell us how to feed, where should they stand? I read that lemons do not like direct sunlight, but they grow in warm countries, where the heat and sun are scorching. I wrote to the Gardens of Russia, so I'm worried about them. I watched the video from the Chelyabinsk lemonarium, but they have a completely different atmosphere there, not the same as in the apartment. I didn’t buy any special land, I mixed ordinary sand with a bit of humus, the pebbles are small on the bottom. Have I done the right thing?

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If you ordered in the Gardens of Russia, then all the information on them was. LEMON Tropical station wagon for all occasions. Lemon on the table is a light aperitif and piquant seasoning, wonderful aromatic tea and life-giving invigorating coffee, a reliable doctor and just a storehouse of vitamins and antioxidants. The only restraining factor for the triumphal procession of this solar citrus in our country is a banal deficit: you can’t grow a lemon in the garden, severe frosts can’t be handled by tropical fruit, but you can’t always find it for growing in a house or apartment where it feels quite comfortable planting material. We are pleased to fill this annoying gap and present the most interesting lemon varieties for cultivation in conservatories or indoor conditions. ANNIVERSARY Originally from the USSR. This variety was born in Uzbekistan. The tree is medium-sized (up to 1, 5 m) with a spreading crown and thick short shoots that can withstand quite large, thick-skinned, very fragrant fruits weighing up to 300-500 g. It comes into bearing in the 2-3 year, blooms profusely, flowers are large, collected in inflorescences of 10-15 pieces. It is rather unpretentious and shade-tolerant, it tolerates the dry air of the room well, the fruit setting is very high. MEYER Chinese dwarf. This variety is so often called because it was found in Beijing, where local residents grew in pots a relatively low (up to 1 m or more) tree with a compact crown that is easy to shape. Seedlings bloom in the 1-2 year, the flowers are white, fragrant. The fruiting is remontant, the fruits are small, weighing up to 80-120 g or more, the flesh is juicy, not very acidic with a slight piquant bitterness, the skin is thin, bright yellow or orange. The variety responds well to air humidification, is demanding on lighting, in winter it needs lighting. TASHKENT A very cozy, space-warming sun-variety, photophilous and demanding to air humidity. The tree is medium-sized with fine dark green foliage and bright golden-orange or saturated yellow fruits weighing 80-90 g. The peel is very thin, the flesh is juicy. Fruits in the 2-3rd year, under favorable conditions, abundantly enough, rarely needs to form a crown. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GROWING A LEMON IN HOME. If you decide to try to grow a lemon at home, then, first of all, you need to get acquainted with the conditions in which this culture grows in nature. Thus, you can avoid the simplest mistakes. Remember that lemon is an evergreen plant that has the property of remontance. And in order for your pet to please you with the aroma of flowers and a harvest of bright, sunny and very healthy fruits, we will try to get acquainted with the basic, most necessary rules for lemon care. Rule one: lemon does not tolerate direct sunlight. The plant will not only receive a burn of leaves and fruits, but may also stop growing. The best place for a small pet will be east and west windows. If the seedling is already large, then it can be placed next to the south and east windows. Rule two: the lemon is constantly working on the birth of fruits. Therefore, it consumes a lot of nutrients. Starting with the arrival of sunlight, from January to November, it is necessary to give lemon food. The most ideal option would be a combination of organic and mineral nutrition with an interval of ten days. But assuming that the townspeople lack organic fertilizing, you can use the special fertilizer "LEMON". The fact is that this crop responds very much to fertilizers. But above all, lemon needs trace elements. Such as boron, manganese, molybdenum, iron, copper, etc. Therefore, you can use the infusion of wood ash, iron shavings, iron sulfate and a solution of manganese. In addition to introducing trace elements under the root, they are recommended to be given as foliar top dressing on leaves. Rule three: proper watering. Remember that lemon does not tolerate water stagnation. The roots always need not only water, but also air. Therefore, you need to water at the discretion, depending on the structure of the soil. In any case, when watering, you need to see the water in the pan, which the lemon will then drink. After watering, the earthen lump should dry before the next water intake. Rule four: the right soil mixture. Remember, when you are breeding lemon, the best composition for it will be peat. It allows the roots to develop better. But when you are already growing an adult plant, it needs a substrate that will give the roots and nutrition, and water, and air. And for this, it is best to make the mixture yourself. You can take in the ratio 1: 1: 1: 1 ordinary turf land, humus, sand and old sawdust. Your mixture will be nutritious, will easily pass water and allow the roots to breathe. Rule fifth: if of course you want to get a beautiful, branched tree - learn how to shape it. For this, after regrowth and coarsening of the branches, it is necessary to pinch them, leaving three to four leaves. Thus, you will provoke the growth and fruiting of new shoots. Flowers up to two to four (depending on the variety and method of propagation) years, it is necessary to remove so that the plant does not lose strength.