How to: Grow your own Avocado Tree at Home - Vikingess Voyages

Monday, June 9, 2014

How to: Grow your own Avocado Tree at Home

Lately I've found myself (yet another) new hobby; growing avocado plants from avocado seeds.! It is actually very simple, all you need is an avocado, an empty jar or something else you can use as a flowerpot and three toothpicks.
Avocado seed ready to be removed
First you remove the avocado seed from the cut avocado. The avocado seed is shaped like an egg, so it is relatively easy to figure out where the top is. Stick the three toothpicks into the avocado seed so that the toothpicks can hold the upper part of the avocado seed above water (see the picture). 
Avocado seed that has started to sprout
In order to make the seed grow faster you could remove the peel from its bottom half. This will make it easier for the seed to absorb water. 
The roots of this avocado tree is getting quite long
For more information about transplanting your new avocado tree you can have a look at the following youtube video by Wisconsin Garden:

Some of my current avocado seeds. Only one of them has gotten really big though.
Thanks for reading this blogpost, and good luck with growing your own avocado plants!
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