Even if you were blind or on another planet, you would know that today Avocados are everywhere! In every home recipe and even in every restaurant the little green fruit is included. Everyone has heard about the “avocado trend”, and since it is not bad for your body and contains vitamins like B5, B6, C, K, E, and potassium it everybody is using it. Also it is rich with high fiber content and heart-healthy fats.
Grocery stores and super markets are trying to make their profit out of this, and by that we mean that avocado is now 25% more of its average price. If you want to use it as an everyday fruit and spend less money on it, you must grow a tree at home, also it will be 100% natural and fresh all the time. Don’t worry when we say tree, the avocado plant is very small and will fit anywhere.
It may take a while to grow, but when you have it you will save more money and eat organic avocados that are home grown. Since you want to know how, get your gardening gloves and lets start.
How To Grow An Avocado Tree From Seed
Take the avocado and carefully clean its seed. Then take 4 toothpicks and place them equally apart about halfway down into the seed. In a glass of water place the seed and the toothpicks will keep it wet all the time.
Until the roots of the seed are visible and the stem has grown several inches, it shouldn’t be directly exposed to sunlight but it should be kept in a warm place. The growing process requires 2-6 weeks, when it is grown cut the stem to 3 inches. Before you plant it wait for more leaves to grow and the stem to reach about 6 inches.
Get a larger pot to plant it, the diameter should be around 10 inches. Make a small hole on the bottom of the pot for drainage. Fill it with nutrient rich soil and make a small hole on the top to place the seed in it. The seed should be placed in the hole not to deep, because half of the seed should be above.
Water the tree regularly and be generous, keep it in a warm and sunny area in the house. Make sure that the water remains moist, not saturated.
You will know that the plant needs more water if the leaves star to get a browny color and get dry. If that happens place the pot in your sink and let the water run all the way down for a minute.
If the plant is getting too much water the leaves will start to turn yellow. To prevent from this, of course if it happens, don’t water the plant for a couple of days and when you start doing it again lower the amount of water.
You get what you give! The same goes with the plant, if you take care of it, water it and give it what it needs you will get tasty and natural avocados. You should be patient for a year or so, for the first fruits to grow, but when it starts to bear fruit, you will enjoy it very much!