Monday, June 18, 2012
How to Grow an Avocado Plant
Come along with me as I watch my little avocado pits grow into plants this summer! The process of going from pit to plant couldn’t be easier but it does require a bit of patience. And when I say a bit of patience, I mean weeks and weeks of patience!
Take the pit from your avocado and rinse it well. You do not want any residue left on the pit. Take three toothpicks and angle them slightly downward into the pit, spacing the toothpicks somewhat evenly around the pit. Press gently and the toothpicks will go into the pit just enough to support it.
Your pit will stay about one-half to two-thirds of the way submerged in water for the next 4-6 weeks. Find a suitable container—a glass, a mason jar, or something similar—and place the pit with its triangular toothpick support on the jar. Fill the jar with water such that most of the pit is covered.
Replace the water as needed.
Now wait. And wait some more. And check back with me next month to see how this little baby pit has grown! Let me know if you are growing your own avocado plants at home too.
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