Don’t make lemonade! Make life take the lemons back! – Cave Johnson, Portal 2
Well, that’s exactly what I tried! Perhaps you recall this lemon, when I made lemon tilapia a bit over a month ago:
One of the seeds was left whole when I sliced up the lemon for garnish, and on a whim I tucked it in a pot with one of my other plants I’ve been nursing along. Well it’s now sprouted and I’ve put it in its own little container:
I’m so excited about the idea of growing a lemon tree! A page I found said it can take 3-6 years to produce lemons (and I didn’t think to see what kind of lemon it was I planted), so that will be a while that I have to keep it alive before it will do anything, but I’ve been living in my apartment in Rochester for almost 2 years now and that doesn’t seem like it was that long, so… hopefully it will be worth it! I’m thinking now of trying other seeds – one friend planted an avocado pit over the summer and his sprout is now about two feet tall, even if it only has a couple of leaves on it.
I’ll keep you updated on this little guy if it survives!
Another friend names her houseplants, maybe I should consider doing that… I feel like something as serious as a tree needs a name, and my overflowing Pothos needs one too, I think. I’m always giving it haircuts, so I feel like “Phoom” (an inside joke with some high school friends) or “Animal” like from the Muppets might be appropriate… ^_^ Let me know if you have ideas!