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Lemon tree seedling @ about 1 month. Image – growingwildceeds.com
Have you ever wanted your very own lemon tree? Imagine in a few years time… sitting in its cool shade… a soft summer breeze is blowing and gorgeous lemons hang perfectly from the branches, calling out to you to pick them and make them into delicious lemonade. I can already tell that you’re sold on the idea! 😉
One of the things I love about this tutorial is that the process is super easy, and fun – so it’s a perfect project for kids (unlike the soap making tutorial, which sadly is definitely not kid-friendly owing to the chemicals involved!)
Another thing I love about this lemon tree tutorial is that it is finding and teaching immense value in things that we normally take for granted. We throw away the possibility of several lemon trees every time we discard a lemon that we are done with. It’s a lesson in abundance and the gifts that are all around us.
And then of course, there is the ecological angle. Whether or not you believe in global warming, you can surely agree on one thing: We cut down trees way faster than we are growing them, deforestation is a problem and forests are a good thing. Cool, green leafiness is a good thing. Trees “clean” the air we breathe, and that’s something we can’t really have too much of. So this is one small way in which you can do something to be proud of. Years ago, I worked for a forestry company and personally planted thousands of trees. Although it was tough work, there was truly an inner sense of accomplishment and reward unlike any I have felt doing any other work. Plant trees! Just do it! You will love yourself for it later, I promise.
We also have a big free tutorial page on the wonderful Lemon Essential Oil – and you might also be interested in this post on How To Make An Amazing “Detox Water” using lemon and cucumber (another easy project!)
One last thing before I send you the tutorial – have you seen this crazy list of the Top 20 Weird But Amazing Uses For Lemon Juice?
Ok here’s the link to the full tutorial – a fun, easy and rewarding weekend project: http://growingwildceeds.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/how-to-grow-a-lemon-tree-from-seed/
Have a great weekend and let us know how you get on!
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