Agriculture

How To: Get, Plant & Grow Your Own Lime Trees in Houston

What's the best solution to avoiding rising prices of any produce? Grow it yourself. Fortunately, the Houston area and climate is perfect for growing citrus, especially limes. Unfortunately, if you plant a lime tree now it won't produce fruit until next year. But, just in case another lime crisis happens (or it continues), here's how you can plant a lime tree at home.

We spoke with Tyler Horne, market manager of the Saturday Eastside Street & Wednesday City Hall Urban Harvest farmers markets, about growing limes in Houston. He says it is super easy to grow citrus in our area because the lime trees are well adapted to our gumbo soil. Horne explains that the rootstock of lime trees will grasp onto this type of soil easily.

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