Would you like to grow an avocado tree from the pit and have your own delicious, organic avocados in your garden?
How many times have you tried planting an avocado seed with no results at all?
You might have been doing it the wrong way all this time. Don’t give up yet, keeping in mind the pack of benefits that avocados come with. It is no doubt that it is one of the healthiest fruits in the world.
How awesome would it be if you had to grow the Avocado tree from the pit and just pick up the avocados from your own small garden? It sounds cool, right? It will save you a few bucks too.
So how do you grow an avocado tree from the pit the right way?
Apparently, you don’t just shove the seed under the soil and wait for a miracle to happen. If you are lucky and it does grow, you won’t be able to get the best results out of it. An Avocado seed needs a little bit of extra care.
Once you are done eating your Avocado, don’t throw away the seed – especially if you loved it. You can store the remaining seed well and use it to grow your own avocado. Make sure to also remove the protective skin which always covers the seed. These will make it sprout easily.
You will need a tall, narrow glass for best results. The pointier side of the seed will be where the tree will sprout from thus it should face upwards while the flatter side will be where the roots will sprout and it should face downwards.
Put about 3 to 4 toothpicks on the sides facing downwards at an angle, making sure not to stick them near any cracks. The toothpicks are meant to keep the seeds in place.
Fill the glass with water till the seed is submerged halfway. Keep the glass in a sunny place and change the water carefully every 1 to 2 days.
The seed will sprout in about 2 to 3 weeks.
The seed should be given about another 3 weeks to allow it to grow to 5 or 6 inches. You can then grow the seed outside in your small garden, making sure the temperatures don’t drop below 10 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
When planting the seed, you should make a small depression in the soil and put the seed, cover it with soil, only leaving the top of the seed uncovered.
After a few weeks, water the seedling, depending on its leaves’ appearance. If brown, it needs more water but if yellow, it will need less water. Pruning is also encouraged to allow it to spread wide. After a year, start fertilizing biannually to give the plant a lot of nutrients for growth.