Monday, June 30, 2014

Avocado Plant (and Guacamole)

A few months ago I decided I wanted to try to grow an avocado tree from a pit.
I started in March and now it's June.
Make sure the part that goes in the water is the 

light brown spot (the bottom of the pit).
Add/change water to keep half of the pit covered until it cracks.
From the crack there will be a root growing down and the green stem growing up
So about 3 months from pit to ready to plant.
I am making a couple extra to give away as gifts.
Eat avocados and grow trees.
I am planting it in soil today.

Here to see how I make my 
super easy fresh guacamole.

Stay Frugal, 
Daniela

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15 comments:

Ann said...

We love avocado around here. I've got this pinned to try.
Ann

Carla from The River said...

Cool, looking forward to see how it does for you. Keep us posted. :-)

Linda said...

Have your avocado and eat it too!!! Win! WIN!!!

Kelly said...

That's pretty neat! I didn't know you could do that. My husband buys avocados to make guacamole, but I don't eat them!

Julee Gray said...

Wow, keep me updated when it get to the soil please x

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

My mom used to do that when I was a child, but it never survived the planting in soil (maybe because she then forgot to water it). I hope you'll keep us updated, because I'd really like to try!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Oh someone gave me an avocado plant once and it was beautiful! I'm going to start one! Thanks for the tips!

Junkchiccottage said...

Great tips Dani. I may just have to try this. Have a great 4th.
Kris

Devon Barlettano said...

Bart started three a few weeks ago... they are sitting in our kitchen window right this moment :) Hope it takes off like yours did, chicka!! Love your posts!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I've wanted to try this but never have! Yay for you! I love avocados!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Wish we would be able to grow tall, fruit bearing trees! We did grow a plant once but it dies in this climate. Our friends in California have the real trees and what a treat to pick your own avocado.
We eat half an avocado with our breakfast; every day! They are so healthy.
Hugs,
Mariette

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

I've always wanted to do this. Thanks for the tips!

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

Sigh. this is exactly what I did, got to the crack phase and then nothing. The water may have gotten a little low and it dried out. But...I am sure it should have still grown.

andi filante said...

I have 2 of these little guys growing in pots on my desk at work, and have a third one that just cracked here at home. I have had more failures than successes, but overall, I LOVE my little avocado plants! They look like mini palm trees. :)

-andi

Libby said...

This is fascinating! Pardon my ignorance, but will it eventually produce avocados or just produce the tree? Just didn't know if avocados grew only in certain climates. I'm going to try this. I'd also love a lemon tree (even if I never get a lemon). :-)