When I wrote the article on how to care for an indoor Meyer lemon tree. I found myself wanting a nice “kit” to take care of my little Meyer lemon tree. However, I just couldn’t find anything like what I was looking for online. I wanted something that looked nice enough to leave sitting out all the time, near the lemon tree. That way it would always be handy, but not be an eyesore.
So I took matters into my own hands and made my own super-fancy, indoor lemon tree care kit. I ended up loving my own little kit so much, that I thought maybe other people, with their own unnatural love for lemon trees, might want their own curated items, packaged and ready to go. So I thought I would get a few ready, just in time for Christmas. Here it is…
This really is the perfect gift for someone who maintains an indoor citrus tree, if I do say so myself. Our Tub to Table indoor lemon tree care kit comes with an amber glass Boston bottle for water with a mister/sprayer, a paint brush for pollinating the flowers, high-quality organic lemon tree fertilizer, and elegant pruning shears. It’s everything you need, minus the watering can. It comes to you in an elegant cedar box with brass handles. Plus we’ve added in some information on how to take care of a lemon tree indoors.
How to use the kit:
Mister: Water your lemon tree whenever the soil feels dry when you stick your finger in about 2″, usually about once a week. Using the mister, mist and inspect your tree leaves regularly. A lemon tree likes humidity and misting it makes it feel like its having a day at the spa. Using something to mist your leaves that isn’t plastic or neon-colored, makes you feel like you’re having a day at the spa, too. Turn the nozzle to spray to jet, if you have any small bugs that need to be dislodged, or rudely jetted off of your tree.
Fertilizer: Apply 1 cup of the DTE Citrus mix per 1″ of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in well. Apply 3-4 times per year. All organic, OMRI Listed & CDFA Registered Organic Input Material. Includes package insert and information and is packaged in a refillable, reusable glass container.
Prune: Using the elegant shears, remove any unwanted or dead branches. Ideally, prune your tree after harvest, and never remove more than 1/3 of the total branches.
Pollinate: Using the paintbrush, lightly swipe the inside of each flower to move any pollen around, all over the flower to pollinate and produce lemons. Lemons have both male and female parts within the flower, but those parts still need to make contact with each other to produce lemons. This step is critical to increasing your lemon yield.
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I have only made a few of these kits, so snag yours before the big Christmas-is-almost-here-and-I-just-want-to-lock-down-anything–that-looks-presentable-rush! Also coming next week, this same kit will be available for general indoor plant care, not specifically for citrus trees. You can also leave a comment down below if you’d like to reserve one for yourself.