Avocado has become the staple of modern diets in recent years.
The tropical fruit has also been the subject of many scientific studies due to its ability to improve our overall health. The fruit is rich in essential vitamins and minerals as well as fiber and healthy oils that will keep your heart protected and have numerous health benefits, which is why the fruit is so popular.
The popularity of avocados is on the rise thanks to the fruit’s versatility. Avocados can be added to different dishes and can also replace not-so-healthy foods while keeping the taste of the dish the same. However, they are sometimes difficult to find, and can be expensive in some markets. This is why we recommend growing your own avocado tree at home – it’s not so hard as it sounds, and will give you an endless supply of the healthy fruit. Here’s what you should do:
Sprouting the seed
Buy a nice, firm avocado and remove the seed, then remove every bit of the fruit from the seed with water. Now, stick 4 toothpicks on the sides of the seed about halfway through, then suspend it in a glass of water. Only the bottom end should be submerged – if you aren’t sure how to do this, just take a look at the picture above. Now, leave the seed in a warm place away from direct sunlight for 2-6 weeks, and it should sprout. Some seeds need more time, so be patient with it. Once the stem has grown 6 inches, cut it back to 3 in order to make it grow.
Time to plant
Fill one 10-inch diameter pot with nutrient-rich soil, then plant the seed in it and make sure the roots are in. We suggest using a terracotta pot with drainage holes at the bottom. The soil should be kept moist, so water the seed regularly and evenly. If it becomes yellow or the leaves start dropping, leave it to dry out before continuing to water in smaller amounts. If the leaves become brown and dry, you need to water your avocado more. Just put it in the sink and water it, making sure that it is properly drained in the end.
Enjoy your avocado!
Continue watering and caring for your avocado and you will eventually get fruits, although it can take years. Just be patient and you will be rewarded in the end!
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