Lemon tree watering requirements starting from seed

Discussion in 'Citrus' started by Brad B, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Brad B

    Brad B New Member

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    Hello all. I am a fairly new citrus grower (about 2 years) and am hooked! They are great. THIS FORUM IS GREAT. I started knowing nothing, and have recently become addicted to learning everything about making them thrive.

    My question is about watering. As you can imagine I've read so much... but have not come across this info yet.

    When starting the lemon from seed, the potting mix must remain moist pretty much all the time, as well when it is small seedling, so I lightly water all the time to keep it moist... but at what point are you supposed to start letting it dry out a bit? Because that is what is recommended for a lemon tree. So at what point do I start treating my seedling like a tree... is it 6 months old, 1 year, etc etc. I don't want to drown my young trees! But I also don't want them to dry up.

    Thanks for any advice :)
  2. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    Vancouver BC Canada
    I would say around the time the seedling has acquired its true leaves.

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