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March 15
Something To Try At Home- Grow a Clementine Tree
Things You Will Need
§     A glass of water
§     Potting soil
§     Pots
§     Small transparent bags
§     Elastic bands
Remove the seeds from the fruit. Rinse the seeds under lukewarm tap water. Make sure to rinse off any juice and to remove all fruit flesh from around the seeds. Any fruit left around the seeds will rot when planted in the soil, and could result in mold or fungus that might destroy the seeds.
Place the seeds in a cup of lukewarm tap water and let them sit for 24 hours. Although soaking the seeds in water before planting is not necessary for germination, it does increase the chance of the seeds germinating successfully.
Plant each seed into a 3-inch pot. Plant the seed ¼ to ½ inch deep into a rich but well-drained potting soil with a neutral or slightly acidic pH balance. Water the soil of the pot until it is soaked and let drain.
Cut one or two small holes into a small transparent bag. Place the bag over the top of the pot so that it acts as a barrier, keeping heat and moisture in over the surface of the pot. Secure the bag in place, if necessary, with an elastic band around the base of the bag and top rim of the pot.
Place the pot near a bright window or outside on a bright balcony where it will receive a few hours of direct sunlight each day. Remove the bag to water whenever the surface of the soil appears dry.
Remove the plastic bag after the seedling emerges and outgrows the space provided within the bag. Water the seedling whenever the surface of the soil appears dry.
Transplant the small tree once roots appear around the drainage holes of the pot. The seedling can be planted in a larger pot or outside in an area of the yard where it will not be crowded or shaded from direct sunlight.
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