Watering lemon trees

Question ...

How often do I need to water my lemon tree over the winter?

Answer ...

While the lemon tree is inside over the winter it will not be growing actively, therefore it will not require much water. It is impossible to give you a frequency of watering as this will depend on the temperature, the size of the pot, the size of the tree etc. During the winter, allow the compost to dry before watering, the plant does not require the compost to be moist at all times. Use your finger to test the moisture content of the soil or lift the pot, if it is very light then you may need to water.

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