Thursday, April 2, 2009

Grow your own avocado tree!

Last April, I read that you can grow an avocado tree by sticking it in a glass of water until it sprouts roots, then planting it. We decided to give it a try. With some patience, steroids fertilizer, and a lot more steroids of love, it worked!

Here is a pic of the avocado tree last September, shortly after planting the little guy in real dirt.



And here's some pics I took today. Look at him go! Reach for the sky, little avocado tree. Kristi needs some guacamole.

Related links:
How to grow an avocado tree
Best guacamole receipe



4 comments:

faerie_bel April 4, 2009 at 4:55 AM  

Hey your avocado tree is doing really great! How long before he gives you some fruit?

Anonymous January 13, 2010 at 10:32 PM  

Oh. My. Goodness. My husband is so jealous! He's tried 3-4 times, to grow an avacado tree, and I've been patient, but after 3 months of NO CHANGE AT ALL, I've thrown the seeds away. Could you give us a detailed play-by-play? He's even gone so far as to find a place online that sells avacado trees, but they're $40+. He'd absolutely LOVE it if he could grow one.
Thanks! LauraC

Kristi W @ Life at the Chateau Whitman January 14, 2010 at 8:25 AM  

Hi Laura. Sorry you had such a hard time growing an avocado. We followed the instructions at this link:
http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/seed/2002114535011263.html

And we also had a cheap $10 grow light from Walmart on the seed while it was in the glass. That seemed to help. Otherwise it's been pretty low maintenance. After we planted it, I used to forget to water it for long periods of time. So I would guess it doesn't mind being a bit dry? Good luck!

Anonymous January 16, 2010 at 3:21 PM  

Thanks Kristi! Josh did the same thing with the toothpicks and all, with no luck. But we'll try again, now that we know it can be done!
LauraC

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