Experiment 1 - Growing Lemons
My first-recorded gardening experiment involves trying to grow lemons from the seeds of an ordinary, store-bought lemon. This project can officially be traced back to late 2010 when I had bountiful access to lemon seeds via the bar at the restaurant I worked at. At some point, something possessed me to rescue the seeds from discarded lemon wedges and stuff them in my pocket, thusly sparking a string of woefully unsuccessful attempts at lemon growing.
Find a way to grow a lemon plant from the seeds of an ordinary store-bought lemon according to the preset conditions of the experiment.
1. Seeds must be taken from an ordinary store-bought lemon.
2. Seeds provided specifically for GROWING lemon plants cannot be used.
3. Lemon plants that are already growing cannot be used as part of the experiment.
4. Any means of germinating the seeds is acceptable, including the use of artificial lights, heat, and indoor growing conditions.
The following posts follow the progress of Experiment 1:
- Post 1 - Lemons from seed (original experiment guidelines)
- Post 2 - Failed attempts
- Post 3 - Staging the best attempt yet
- Post 4 - Lemon ice cream seeds
- Post 5 - SUCCESS (conclusion of experiment)
√ SUCCESS! - It is possible to grow lemon plants from the seeds of ordinary, store-bought lemons, even under less-than-ideal growing conditions.