Growing a fruit tree from a seed can be so rewarding, so that’s why I decided to add this piece of valuable Content to help you get started. It truly can be done and when you eventually bite into a home grown Avocado there is no looking backTip: If you have plenty of sunny locations in your home, you could start several of these in the early Fall and have a bunch to sell at your annual summer yard sale or donate to church raffles, team fundraisers, etc. Depending on what part of the country you live in, these can be hot sales items.
* Wash all the flesh off the pit, pat dry and set aside for a couple days.
* After the drying time, remove the skin and insert 3 toothpicks 1/2? deep into the pit equally distant from each other around the fattest part (circumference).
* Suspend in a dark glass (pointy side up) with the toothpicks resting on the rim of the glass.
* Fill the glass with water until the bottom 1/3 of the pit is submerged.
* Place glass in a sunny spot. Change water every two days so there’s fresh water instead of stagnant.
* Once you have a 6 inch stem with a couple leaves (this will take several weeks), cut the stem down to 3 inches.
* Wait several more weeks until you have a few stems with leaves, you’re then ready to plant. The roots should now be about 2? long.
* Taking a 10? diameter pot, fill with good, well draining potting soil (sandy mix works great). Removing the toothpicks, plant the pit roots down (pointy end and stems up), the top of it should be level with the soil surface.
* When soil is dry, water. Feed regularly with houseplant food once or twice a month.
* If the leaves turn yellow, you’re watering it too much. If leaves turn brown, you’re not watering enough. If it looks sickly, make sure you’re feeding it.
* If you want a bushy tree, pinch the leaves after it grows every 6 inches.
* Can be left outside during the summer months.
There you have it, just start putting this tutorial into action and before you know it you too will be growing your very own Avocado tree at home in a container or in your backyard.
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