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How to Grow Avocados

How to Grow Avocados

Learn how to grow Avocados with our easy step by step guide below. 

Wouldn’t you like to go out in the back yard, pluck our own avocados straight from the branch and make the freshest guacamole you can possibly taste? Well, if you decide to go through the steps necessary to grow your own avocado tree, you can do this quite easily. I will warn you in advance; these trees take a very long time to produce fruit. They are beautiful before that point, but it could be between 7 and 15 years before you pluck that first avocado.

Go to an organic market and buy an avocado of the variety that you enjoy the most. Make sure that it is not rotten in any way and still has time before it is fully ripe. Take your new pet home and enjoy the tasty, creamy and healthy flesh of the fruit.

Clean off the pit, also known as a stone, with clean water without the use of soap. You will then stick three or four toothpicks into the stone so that it will be easy to suspend inside the mouth of a clean glass with the broadest side on the bottom.

Fill the glass with clean and un-chlorinated water until it covers about an inch of the bottom of the stone. You should see some roots in just a few weeks. Keep the water at this level by adding more room temperature water when you can see that the level is low. You need to keep an eye on the water level and change the water regularly to make sure that it does not become fetid. Remember that this is a living thing and requires more care than something like silk flowers that just look pretty even if you forget about them.

When the sprout begins to leaf out for a second time, you can transfer the young tree to a planter or to the soil outside, if you have soil that is suitable for this kind of tree. I suggest keeping this one as a house plant until you are ready to stay in one place for at least 20 years. This will look nice next to your silk flowers and it will remain manageable so long as your planter is about 3 gallons.

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