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How To Grow Your Own Avocado Tree In Small Garden Pot

in DIY, Food July 19, 2016

Avocados are delightfully tasty little fruit that are perfect in salads. If you’re a avocado fan why not try growing your own?

Here’s how to grow your own avocado in a garden pot! 

  • You’ll need to remove the seeds from your avocado. In order to remove the seed, you will need to cut into the fruit and avoid cutting the seed. Be very careful and try not to cut off the brown outer layer of the seed when doing so.
  • Now you will need to pierce the seed, The seed is often times long and oval shaped, the very top of this is where the sprout will begin growing. You will be able to tell the two sides from one another one side will come to a point while the other will not the side that does not is the side we will be submerging in water thus making it the bottom where the root will grow. Pierce toothpicks just above the bottom in order for them to hold the avocado over the water on the pot. Submerging only the very bottom.
  • You should be sure that the bottom end of your seed is in the water so that it will have plenty of hydration in order for the roots to grow.
  • You will then need to wait for the seed to begin sprouting. You will eventually see the top end of the seed split open and the stem sprout will begin making itself known.
  • when the sprout tail reaches about seven inches you will need to cut in about half it’s length so lose about three inches.
  • When you finish cutting the sprout it is time to plant your avocado. Place the seed in a large pot and add in some soil. Make sure you keep the soil moist and you will have avocados growing in no time!