An Avocado Tree Grows in Brooklyn
An Avocado Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Well, hopefully, it will sprout. I personally love avocados and I think my son likes them as well (he eats pretty much anything), while Isabella is a little fearful of them. However, she wanted to try to grow our own tree. Like I said before hopefully, it will sprout, growing it into a fruit-bearing tree is a different story that we will get to when/ if it sprouts. I would love to have a garden full of yummy delectable’s but I currently don’t have a yard or garden. But who knows maybe by the time this sprouts we will!
How to grow an avocado tree from the pit/ seed:
- Remove the large pit (seed) from inside an avocado, rinse well, and dry (a wet seed will be slippery!).
- Push three or four toothpicks into the seed at its widest part so that you can suspend the pit over a glass of water with the pointy end sticking up. The water should cover about an inch of the seed.
- Put in a warm place and make sure to maintain the water level.
- In 2-6 weeks, roots and a stem will sprout from the seed. When the stem is about six inches long, trim it in half.
- When the stem leafs again, transplant the seedling to a pot with loose, sandy soil. Plant the seedling root down, leaving the top half of the pit sticking out of the soil.
- Give your plant frequent, light watering and keep it in a sunny place to encourage growth.
- Pinch back the newest top leaves every time the stems grow another six inches or so to encourage more growth and a fuller plant.
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