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How to Grow Lemon Trees in Spain

How to Grow Lemon Trees in Spain

How to Grow Lemon Trees in Spain. Lemon trees prosper quite well in Spain and produce lemons year round if planted and taken care of properly. Having lemons on hand promotes healthy living. You can make fresh lemonade, squeeze lemon juice on fish or in tea. Lemon trees in Spain can be planted in your yard or in a container. The choice is yours...

Lemon trees prosper quite well in Spain and produce lemons year round if planted and taken care of properly. Having lemons on hand promotes healthy living. You can make fresh lemonade, squeeze lemon juice on fish or in tea. Lemon trees in Spain can be planted in your yard or in a container. The choice is yours depending on space. Either way the lemon tree will need lots of sunshine on a daily basis. Plant the lemon tree in March or April as recommended by Gardening in Spain.
Things You'll Need
Compost
Well-rotted manure
Fertilizer
Choose a location in your yard that receives full sun for most of the day. Add in "plenty of compost and well rotted manure," suggests Gardening in Spain.
Transfer the lemon seedling to your chosen location. The soil must be well-drained and moist. According to Purdue University "the lemon tree has the reputation of tolerating very infertile, very poor soil." The pH should level be 5.5 and 6.5. Perform a soil test to verify and add in enough lime to raise the acidity according to the results of the test.
Plant lemon seedlings at the same depth they were in the nursery container. Leave 25 feet of spacing between trees if you are planting more than one lemon tree.
Water slowly and deeply every other day for the first few weeks after planting and every seven to ten days afterward, recommends Texas A&M University Extension.
Apply fertilizer during the first year with a cup of ammonium sulfate (21-0-0) divided into three or four applications advises Texas A&M University. Spread the fertilizer in a circle around the tree and water well. Each year add another cup dividing it into three or four applications.

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