Scientific Name: Citrus Limon
When life gives you lemons, plant a lemon tree. Citrus trees are some of the easiest fruit trees to grow in your backyard, and you won’t believe all the benefits you’ll receive with this low maintenance plant. Hint: One of them is health.
If your garden is a blank canvas, the shiny and rich green leaves of a lemon tree set the backdrop for bright pops of yellow. Best of all, lemons last well after they ripen, giving you an endless supply of Vitamin C.
Every Australian backyard needs a lemon tree. Practical, productive and ornamentally beautiful, lemon trees originally came from India and have become a staple to the Australian family ever since.
Need to know
When to Plant: Autumn
Ground Prep: Add rich compost to soil before planting
First Harvest: 2-3 years
Sun Exposure: Maximum
Tip: Prune tips after every crop to encourage branching
Ripe and Ready: Full colour and flavour
More than just Vitamin-C rich, lemon is a versatile fruit with many benefits. From sweet treats to medicinal properties, lemons are known for their health benefits. Lemon juice can help heal wounds and other gut issues, and boiled lemonade is an excellent agent to combat colds.
While it’s always good to know that your backyard can help your health, the best thing about lemon trees are all the ways you can eat lemons. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! We’ve got a twist on the classic lemonade recipe that’s a family favourite – it’s sugar free and healthy!
- 1tsp of Chia Seeds
- ½ cup of lemon juice
- 1 cup water
If you’ve got a spare jar, you’ve got what you need to make lemonade. It’s simple really, add the chia seeds, lemon juice and water to the jar. Put the lid on and shake shake shake until it’s well and truly mixed. Leave overnight, and start your morning right with a healthy dose of lemonade. Kickstarting your day with lemon helps you detox, and gets your metabolism going. It’ll become your morning ritual in no time.
Plant a lemon tree, watch it grow, and enjoy all the good things a lemon tree can do for you and your family.