Everyone loves avocados;they are everyone’s favorite fruits because they are delicious and irresistible, especially in the summer! This healthy food can be very easy incorporated in your everyday regime, either as a unique condiment or alone.
However, a few actually know that the avocado can be planted and grown at home!
So, next time you are preparing delicious guacamolesoryou are slicing it for a salad, remember not to throw the seed away, because you will need it if you want to grow your own avocado tree.
Though, people in areas with warm and sunny areas might enjoy in these fruits more often, but as they can be easily destroyed by coldandfrost, northern gardeners need to follow some important tips if they want to grow them at home.
First, removing the pit from the flesh of the avocado gently extract the seed. Wash it clean or soak the pit in some water for a few minutes and then scrub it gently in order to eliminate the remains. However, note that you should keep the seed covered, specifically, the brown skin of the pit.
Then, pierce it. All avocado pits have two ends, its top, (the end from which the sprout grows and it is a bit pointier),and its bottom, where the roots growfrom,the flatter one.
With the intention to stimulate it to sprout, you need to put the bottom in a bit of water. So, before you pierce the pit,it is most important to determine which end is the bottom.
After you have soaked it in the water, firmly wedge in toothpicks. In order to leave the larger part of the avocado base soaking, you need to stick the toothpicks pointing down.
Then, you should leave the seed to sprout for around 3-6 weeks. After this time, you will see a sprout coming out from the top, and also roots at the base.
As soon as the stem is grown for around 5-6 inches, pinch out the top set of leaves, and in a several weeks, you may expect to have new leaves and no more roots.
After a while, the sprout tail will be about 6-7 inches, and you should trim it in half if you want to stimulate new growth.
Now, take a bigger flowerpot (for example, 8″ to 10″ across) and put some enriched potting soil to around one inch from the topof the pot.
Place the pit in a slight depression you will make in the center, and you need to put it root-side down. In order to water the pit, you need to generously water the soil, since it needs to be really moist.