This is the first time I am attempting to grow an avocado tree and let me tell you, I am very excited about it! I have a root which equals success because that is the indicator the tree is going to grow! I will explain in very simple directions on how to get started.
Step 1: Materials
Toothpicks or wood skewers
Small Mason jar or vase
Step 2: Directions
1. Wash the avocado pit off with warm water. Insert the toothpicks into the pit about 1/8 of an inch or so. See picture on how the toothpicks are placed.
Fill the jar or vase full of clean tap water. (How much water you need is based on the size of your container and how the toothpicks hold pit in place)
2. Place the pit in the water broadside down. The water should only cover 1/4" of the pit. The toothpicks are to hold pit in place and so it isn't fully submerged in water.
3. Keep the pit out of direct sunlight. Also change water or add water as needed.
4. In two to three weeks you should notice the pit has split and a root is forming. This means your avocado tree is growing!
Step 3: Conclusion
Now I do not have any personal images of what an avocado tree looks like once it really begins growing...(yet) you can search images online and see what a nice addition they could be to any home. Plus it's a tree...how exciting that is to grow a tree! I will definitely post updates. I have a real pretty clear rose jar that I will transfer the tree over to once it begins outgrowing the small jar. You can add your own decorative flare. Good Luck and hope you try it out!
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