Tangerines are one of the tastiest and healthiest snacks. This tiny little citrus fruit is more portable than an orange, and is sweeter than its larger counterpart. Containing a good source of Vitamin C as well as potassium and magnesium, the tangerine is a great source for your daily nutrition. Not only can you have it on its own as a snack, but tangerines can also be used in recipes!
It’s great flavour adds to many dishes including: salads, puddings, salsa, and more! There’s so many uses out of these little fruits.
But the real question is: why are you buying them? Grow them instead! Most people don’t ponder at the idea of growing their own fruits or vegetables, but tangerines are surprisingly easy to grow at home.
So if you want an endless supply of nutritious, tasty, healthy tangerines, here’s how to grow them:
1. Purchase tangerine seeds from a garden center or nursery. Or just save the seeds from a fresh tangerine! Be sure to wash them thoroughly.
2. Use a small-medium flowerpot to grow the tangerines. Ensure there are drainage holes at the bottom to prevent rotting of the seedlings.
3. Place a few small stones at the bottom of the flowerpot and add organic soil.
4. Plant two or three of the tangerine seeds in the pot, covering them well but do not press them too firmly into the soil.
5. Place the flowerpot in a sunny area like any other plant.
6. Water the tangerines often to keep the soil moist, but not soggy. The soil should never become dry.
7. You’re finished! Your easy, home-grown supply of tangerines are ready! Be gentle while picking them.