How much better is it to source organic citrus fruit straight from the garden?
Fruit that you can be sure is free from pesticides and sprays, because you have picked it directly from your own backyard?
If you have only experienced food purchased from the supermarket, you don’t know what you’re missing. Home grown fruit is so much juicier. This applies to most foods, freshly sourced.
It is not as hard as you think to grow your own food, even with limited space.
Benefits of Growing Your Own Fruit
- save on packaging waste with supermarket products
- better nutritional goodness
- increased levels of juiciness and palatability
- using your property to productive use
- promoting food sources for bees
Unfortunately, those sad supermarket lemons sit in freight or storage for two weeks, before hitting the supermarket shelves, and then spend far more time in the supermarket, itself. Finally, someone purchases them, takes them home and pops them in their fridge, so they could be up to one month old or older, when they use them for meals. Eeew? Not really nutritionally sound.
I don’t have the space for a garden and my soil quality is poor, I hear many lament.
Citrus trees, such as lemons, can be successfully grown in pots, as long as they are positioned in a sun drenched spot, in the garden or courtyard and a good citrus fertiliser added in Autumn.
It is the latest addition to the Home by the Sea.
If you live in Australia, a dose of citrus food in small amounts monthly from August to mid autumn will help the little tree along. I also added some Seasol to the pot to help the new addition settle into family life at the Home by the Sea.
- Lemons are antiseptic
- May aid digestion eases heartburn and bloating
- Lemons cleanse and stimulates the liver and kidneys
- Lemon juice contains calcium, magnesium and potassium
- Lemon juice has been known to relieve asthma
- A favoured remedy for colds/flu
- A great skin cleanser
- It can kick start one’s metabolism