Daily Archives: March 25, 2013

Grow your own avocado tree

Like many other plants, exotic fruits can be propagated from their seeds. Avocado make no exception. This is also a great project for kids, watching hoe the roots appear from the seed and how the plant start to grow. Open you avocado fruit with care to not damage the seed and take the seed out. Wash it thoroughly and prepare a glass with water,


Gently stick 3 or 4 toothpicks into the avocado seed and place it over you glass with water making sure that the bottom of the seed is just above the the water level.


Place the glass on a windowsill and wait. Don’t forget to add some more water from time to time, as its level go down, making sure the the bottom of the seed is always in water. In about three weeks you should see the seed cracking and small but firm roots will start to emerge from it.

It will take some more time until the plant itself will appear. after the two true leave are formed, you can move the plant in a pot with planting compost.

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