Friday, December 6, 2013

Oh happy day!

I have been trying for two months to sprout a lemon tree from a seed. My grandfather grew them, and I saw this posting on how to do it, so I went and bought a lemon.....It didn't have any seeds! I thought...... monsanto.......yeah yeah.....I could not find an organic lemon, bought another one and it had a seed in it! Oh seed......what are the odds...... well it got to the point where I didn't even bother to turn the grow light on any more. (I know.....a watched pot...) Tonight just for the heck of it, I looked in the pot (it said to put a plastic breathable cover on it like a little greenhouse, I couldn't see through it) and......

LOOK!!!! There he is :) :) I had totally given up.

A little sproutling!!!!! I could not believe my eyes!!!
Off to bed now, a happy new mama!


  1. Sometimes it is the things we have to wait a long time for that we get the most joy from. If it had sprouted straight away you might not be nearly as excited as you are now after a long wait. Congratulations mama!

  2. Hurray!! That is way cool. Even cooler you beat Monsanto :-)
    Looking forward to seeing this brave little lemon sprout growing into a big and fruitfull tree!

  3. Congratulations! You will have to show us it's first leaf. :-)

  4. Hello Linda,
    What a great surprise! I hope you will keep us posted on your new baby.
    Big hug,

  5. I use to sand the seeds slightly. My brother in law uses to put them for half an hour in lukewarm water. Both methods seem to work. and, yes, patience is needed.