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How to look after a lemon tree?

How to look after a lemon tree?

To successfully look after a lemon tree, you need to pay attention to three things: watering, nutrients and the environment. Watering The two main things to keep in mind when setting up a watering schedule for your lemon tree are: They very much dislike a drought-and-flood environment. Their watering needs in the summer and in the winter are very different. Citrus tree gardening experts recommend that you thoroughly water your lemon tree in its summer waterings. They suggest removing the…

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Why is my lemon tree not flowering?

Why is my lemon tree not flowering?

If your lemon tree isn’t flowering, then it doesn’t produce lemons. It takes a lot of energy on the tree’s part to produce the flowers. So anything that interferes with the amount of energy that the tree has affects the number of flowers, if any, that it produces. Not enough sunlight / heat The lemon tree needs between four to six hours of sunlight per day to produce its energy. The best light is from off-peak hours – in the…

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How long does a lemon tree take to grow?

How long does a lemon tree take to grow?

The length of time a lemon tree takes to grow and produce fruit depends on whether you start it from seed or buy a mature or semi-mature tree from the nursery. You’re looking at a few months to up to 10 years. How long does it take a lemon tree to produce fruit? – Once a lemon tree is 3-5 years old, it will be mature enough to produce fruit. If it’s not fruiting, check out my guide here on…

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How to grow lemon trees in the UK?

How to grow lemon trees in the UK?

Imagine needing a lemon for your recipe or for your cocktail and going into your own garden to pluck one off a tree. Knowing how to grow lemon trees in the UK takes a bit of knowledge and practice, but it is doable. I’ve produced a series of articles on the major things to know to successfully grow your own lemon tree. And to keep it healthy from year to year for a continuous supply of fruit. Taking care of…

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How to grow a lemon tree in a pot

How to grow a lemon tree in a pot

Lemon trees aren’t hardy in the UK and you need to grow a lemon tree in a pot to be successful. Here are the important things to know about how to choose a pot, the right kind of soil, and basic care instructions. How to choose a lemon tree pot As long as the pot is big enough for the root of your lemon tree, you have a wide choice of materials to choose from. Pot size Choose a pot…

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Why is my lemon tree not producing fruit?

Why is my lemon tree not producing fruit?

Here’s the sequence that leads to fruit on your lemon tree: Buds produce flowers which produce lemons. A problem at any of these stages can result in your lemon tree not producing fruit. In this article I’m assuming your lemon tree is old enough to produce fruit (3-5 years) Lemon tree doesn’t have any buds A lack of buds on your tree indicates a problem with the dormancy period in the winter. Did you give your tree the correct cool…

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