If you love to eat salads or guacamole, then you probably love avocados too. You can grow it in your garden and you can make it very easy. No more wasting your money with store bought ones.
First, you need to know is that avocado is a warm season plant, so cold climate can harm it. Once you know that, you can learn how to grow it in your garden.
First You Need the Seed
You don’t have to buy it, just carefully remove it from the avocado fruit (don’t cut it as usual). Clean it nicely, and soak in the water for a couple of minutes. Be careful while cleaning because you can peel the brown skin off and you don’t want that.
Pierce Your Seed
Every seed has a top, from where the plant sprouts and bottom where the root grows. You need to look at the seed and find a bottom and top (the pointy end is top and flat is bottom). Pierce the bottom end with toothpicks so that only bottom part goes under water.
Soak the Seed in the Water
The bottom end of the avocado seed should be in the water so the roots can grow. Toothpicks should be nice and firmly wedged with an angle pointing just a bit downwards, so the bottom of the seed is underwater when you put it over a glass.
Help Your Seed to Sprout
When you finish the previous part, after three to six weeks your avocado seed will split and stem sprout will come out of it. When the stem is about five to six inches long, cut off the first set of leaves. In the next three weeks, new leaves will sprout and more roots will also grow.
Trim the Sprout
When the sprout tail becomes 6 to 7 inches long, you have to trim it in half so the fresh sprout can grow.
You will need one big large flower pot and once you find it add potting soil, but add enriched one. The pot needs to be about 8″ to 10″ across. Soil needs to be about one inch the top of your pot. Make a small hole in the center of the soil and place the seed in it. Bottom down. Then moisten the soil with a lot of water and wait for the plant to grow.