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Snakeskins
Oct 3, 2016 6:53 PM CST
I want put a lime tree in my garden by next spring. If I started the lime seed in a pot under a single energy saver fluorescent light indoors, could it stay alive untill next spring? The light stays on for most of the daytime.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Oct 3, 2016 7:00 PM CST
Welcome!

Yes, you can grow one from seed. It will be big enough to put out in about 4 years. Smiling
Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
Oct 4, 2016 6:24 AM CST
This is my grapefruit I started from a seed I spit into a pot of dirt as a joke,my friend said it wouldnt grow, so here she is 4 years old, she's about 2 feet high and covered in thorns,sorry it isnt a better picture. I have to keep her in a pot so that I can easily bring her in for winter here in NY. Good Luck, its exciting to watch them grow.
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Snakeskins
Oct 4, 2016 10:53 PM CST
I just want to grow it indoors under a single fluorescent bulb until next spring when I will transplant it to the ground.
Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
Oct 5, 2016 5:36 AM CST
Its going to need the sun, dont you have a sunny window that gets at least 5+ hours a day?

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Snakeskins
Oct 5, 2016 7:56 AM CST
Christine said:Its going to need the sun, dont you have a sunny window that gets at least 5+ hours a day?

Not a one. And I know it would already be too cold to put outside at such a young age. It's not even germinated yet. lol.
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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Oct 5, 2016 8:21 AM CST
You ought to be able to do it. The light that we use to see with is of poor quality for plants. Keep the fluorescent light just 1-4 inches from the leaves, and keep the light on for 12-16 hours a day. Light isn't needed until it sprouts, but watch closely because you will want to start your lighting as soon as it begins to pop out of the ground.


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Snakeskins
Oct 6, 2016 12:07 PM CST
Ok thanks

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