Avocados are surely a staple in lots of favorite snacks, be it spreading the avocado on toast, or mashing it to make some guacamole, or making it as the ingredients of pancakes. That’s why, having ripe avocados ready in our kitchen is a must. The good news is that you don’t always need to buy the fruit. Simply grow them. Here is how:
To begin with, grab an avocado and slice it open. Then remove the pit and clean it. You can remove the pit from the avocado fruit with a spoon or a knife. You can clean the pit with clean water.
Grab four toothpicks that have been cleaned in advanced and then pierce them to the seed. Two toothpicks are pierced on the right side and the other two on the left part of the seed. Then grab a glass and fill it with water until full.
Place the avocado seed and make sure it is half submerged. Don’t let the seed fully submerged. Look at the following picture to see how you are supposed to submerge the avocado seed in the glass of water.
Wait around 6 – 8 weeks to start seeing the seed grow. Around that time, you will start to see roots coming down from the roots and growing inside the water. Also, you will start seeing the seed cracking to make a way for the avocado plant to grow.
During this time, make sure that you give enough sunlight to the see so that it can grow well. Also make sure that the water is always clean so that the seed has a good place to grow.
Keep nurturing the avocado seed. When the seed is well nurtured, it will grow a stem. Let the stem grow until 6 or 7 inches long. Once you the stem is that long, cut it to 3 inches or so. Cutting the stem doesn’t mean you kill the plant though.
Instead, cutting the stem can encourage the new growth. Cut the stem with a pair of scissors.
Once you cut the stem to 3 inches, let it regrow the height again until it reaches 6 – 7 inches again. Once the stems is back to 6 -7 inches, remove the plant and put it in a pot. The kind of soil you will need to grow the plant in a pot is rich humus soil.
Meanwhile, the kind of pot you need this time is a pot with 8 – 10 inch diameter. Put the plant in the pot by making sure that you leave the top half of the avocado seed exposed. Refer to the picture below to see how it’s done. One more important thing is placing the pot on sunny windowsill.
That is all. Now what you need to do is to water the plant regularly and maintain the cleanliness of the pot and the surrounding place. As you take care of the plant, you can watch it growing.
It is not difficult, isn’t it? All the equipment you need to grow the avocado seed are also easy to find. Start growing your own avocado at home!