Monday, February 16, 2009

Rooting Avocados

To successfully grow an avocado plant you will need a fresh avocado, a clear glass of appropriate size, round wooden toothpicks, water, and a draft-free warm location.

Developing Avocado Roots

Begin by removing the fruit from an avocado pit. Carefully clean the avocado pit under running lukewarm water. After making sure the avocado pit is clean and healthy, evenly stick four toothpicks around the mid section of the pit. Place the avocado pit pointy side up inside the glass so the toothpicks rest upon the rim. Put enough lukewarm water in the glass to just cover the end of the avocado pit and place the glass in a warm location away from direct sunlight and drafts. The water will likely evaporate quickly in a warm location, so the level must be maintained and checked on a daily basis.

Don’t expect to see roots appear before the second week. If properly cared for, the roots typically appear among the second and fourth weeks, but don’t become discouraged if it takes longer. Allow the roots to continue developing and growing until they are well established.

I just am attempting my first one week down...and all eyes are on those pits!

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