A few months ago, after I started reading blogs, I discovered avocados: of course, I already knew what they were and loved guacamole, but had never had avocados on their own; so when I saw them in a store, I jumped at the opportunity and brought some home with me.
As soon as I had my first avocado I had a revelation: no wonder guacamole was so good! I was on an avocado train for a few weeks, until eventually, I overdosed (cause, apparently, you can overdose from eating too much avocado): one night I had a gigantic salad with avocado, at the end of which I swore to myself I would never eat another avocado again.
I failed to keep that promise 😉
In those first weeks of avocado love, my mother and I decided to try and grow an actual avocado: she had already done in when she was young and even managed to grow a decent plant, until it was closed away in a dark closed by a friend who was supposed to take care of it for a few days…the plant didn’t survive, and neither the friend.
just kidding ;).
The first step for successfully growing an avocado tree is to stab the pit with toothpicks and place it in a glass of water somewhere were it can get a lot of sunlight.
Feed it some more water if necessary.
And wait some more.
But never despair: because it may take your pit 2 months if not more to make some roots, but they will come, and that will be a happy day :).
Or at least it was for me…I get easily excited.
Not too long after your roots appear, you should start seeing a crack on the top of the pit and a stem will spout. When leaves appear on top, you can move your avocado in a pot!
Today was the day when I transferred my avocado from the water to the pot! I’m one happy girl :D!
Daigo was sad, because he didn’t get to help
So I told him he could guard the vase from the cats
As soon as he heard the word cats, he was in. He loves them.
Sorry for the not-so-good picture: my sister had her fancy-schmancy camera with her so I couldn’t
steal borrow it and had to use my point and shoot.
The only downside of planting your own avocado tree, is tha the actual fruits wont come for years.
So all I have to do now is…wait for avocados!
Question of the day:
have you ever tried planting an avocado?