Grow your own avocado

by Natasha Starkell | 15.07.2013 | avocado. vegetables | 0 comments | Rating: 2 votes

Grow your own avocado

Grow your own avocado

Next time you eat an avocado, don't throw the stone away, instead use it to grow your own avocado plant!

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Next time you eat an avocado, don't throw the stone away, instead use it to grow your own avocado plant!

To get it started, stick three toothpicks into it and balance it over a glass. Fill the glass with water so the water covers about an inch of the stone. Put it on the windowsill where it will get plenty of sunshine and keep topping up the glass with water. After a few weeks roots and leaves will grow, and eventually you'll be able to pot it up in soil. When you plant it in the soil, leave about half of the stone poking out above the surface.

Water it well and give it plenty of sunshine and it should thrive. Don't expect fruit any time soon though, it can take between seven and fifteen years for an avocado grown from seed to produce fruit. It will though make an attractive house plant. 

Photocredit (avocadoseed): Flickr: carrieblueberry

Photocredit (avocadoshoot): Mary Lea McNulty, marylea on Flickr.


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