Avocado is one of the main ingredients in modern healthy diets. We will explain how to grow your own avocados in a few simple steps.
This fruit is rich in essential vitamins such as B5, B6, C, K, E, potassium, and more. Avocado is also an excellent source of fiber and contains the same fatty acid as olive oil.
Sprouting the Seeds
Take an avocado seed and stick four toothpicks into it, making sure they are evenly spaced.
Then place the avocado seed in a glass of water, using the toothpicks as support as shown in the illustration.
Allow the seed to absorb water for two to six weeks in a warm place away from direct sunlight.
During this time, you should see roots and a sprout stem growing. When the roots reach about 6 inches in length, trim them down to three inches. Let the roots grow thicker and the leaves develop.
Time to Plant
Fill a 10-inch diameter pot with nutrient-rich soil. Make a small hole in the center of the soil and place the seed, ensuring that half of its roots are covered in soil. For drainage, you can use a terracotta pot with a hole at the bottom.
Keep the soil moist, but avoid over-saturating it. Make sure you water the seed generously and regularly. If the leaves start turning yellow or drooping, give the seed time to dry out and then continue watering with less amount of water.
If the leaves turn brown and become dry, you’re likely not watering your avocado enough. Place the pot in the sink and let water flow through it gently for a few seconds, ensuring your plant gets fully saturated.
Enjoy Your Avocado!
You did it! Keep watering your avocado, and you should notice the fruits starting to form, although it will take a long time.