Lime fruit has enjoyed a boost in popularity in the US in the past few decades. This has prompted many home gardeners to plant a lime tree of their own in their garden. Whether you live in an area where lime trees can grow outdoors year round or if you must grow your lime tree in a container, growing lime trees can be rewarding and fun. In this article we will talk about how to plant a lime tree and go over some lime tree tips.
Many people choose to purchase a lime tree from a local nursery rather than grow them from seed (though they are very easy to grow from seed). Once you have purchased your lime tree, you will need to plant it. The steps for how to plant a lime tree are pretty much the same whether you plan on planting it in the ground or in a container.
Care of lime trees is pretty straight forward after you know how to plant a lime tree. Some lime tree tips include:
- Water consistently – Lime trees will drop their leaves if left dry for too long. This being said, too much watering will kill them as well. Best care of lime trees mean that you water consistently but not obsessively.
- Fertilize Frequently – Lime trees are heavy feeders. They will quickly deplete the soil around them, in the ground or in a container. Be sure to fertilize every few months with compost or a nitrogen rich fertilizer.
- Keep them warm – Lime trees can not tolerate temperatures much under 50F. Keep them in a place where it does not get colder than 50F or they will die.
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