Grow Avos like a Plant Dad Pro
Hello! My name is Alex, Spanish plant dad living in Sweden. Today I would like to show a different way of growing avocado trees from the pit.
Growing avocado trees at home can be tricky. Most online tutorials show you how to grow one avocado pit in a glass but many people – including me, look at the pit impatiently every day hoping for some roots and usually forget to refill the water. Here I will show you a different way to grow avocado pits with low maintenance. You can grow as many avocado pits as you want at the same time. YAY!
You will need
- Avocado pits
- Cutting board
- Wine corks
- Glass bottles
- Pot with drainage
Cut the avocado fruit in two halves trying not to cut the pit with the knife.
Clean the avocado pit from the flesh with a towel.
Cut wine corks into two pieces.
You will need three half corks for each pit you want to grow.
I recommend to cut the toothpick in two as well so you can fit more avocado pits in the same bucket.
Have a look at the pit. The bottom part is more flat than the top.
The future roots will grow from the bottom, so you want to have that part inside the water.
Depending on its size, stick 3 to 4 toothpicks in the pit.
Make sure you insert the toothpick at a bit of an angle so that half of the pit will float on the water.
Then add one piece of cork to the other end of the toothpick to create a little avocado boat.
Fill the bucket with water.
Float the avocado boats on the water.
Place the bucket somewhere you don’t need to look at it every day.
It will take 2 to 3 months before the pits sprout and you will get frustrated quick.
Remember to change the water every 2-3 weeks.
The water might get brown or green, that’s ok! Just change the water.
Not all pits will sprout, that is why I usually start with 8 to 10 pits, only 3 or 4 actually sprout.
When the pit has rooted you can place your avocado pits in a glass bottles and place them by a window. The water doesn’t need to reach the pit, now the roots will drink the water too.
When the stem gets 10cm tall, you can plant it in a pot. I recommend a pot with drainage.
Keep the soil moist and fertilise only during the growing months – spring and summer.
Voielà! You can now grow avocado pits like a real Plant Dad Pro!