Newbie wants to grow a lemon in CA
I recently moved to Los Angeles, on the westside. I am originally from the northeast and this is my first time living in this amazing climate.
Years ago I occasionally did summer container gardening of things like tomatoes and peppers using store bought plants. These worked out well but that is the limit of my experience.
I want to start getting back into this hobby here in LA and my goal is to start simple: grow a lemon. My new place has a large terrace that gets direct sun all afternoon (the previous tenant grew quite an extensive container fruit & vegetable garden out there but took it all with them).
Knowing nothing about growing citrus, what would be the best way to begin? What sort of lemon plant should I buy, preferably to get going quickly? Where would one typically shop for something like a lemon tree that is container friendly and ready to go?
Talk to me like I just landed on this planet! I will learn quickly and try new things but I want to get started with this one simple goal. I do have easy access to water, there is a spout right on the terrace.