Without a doubt, avocados have become one of the most popular superfoods in the modern era. Up there with blueberries in terms of how nutritious and delicious they are, avocados back a punch when it comes to delivering the nutrients your body needs.
While they may be good for your system, avocados also have one other thing going for them – they taste absolutely delicious. Whether your eat them mashed up in guacamole, sliced up with your eggs or straight from the skin with a bit of sea salt sprinkled on top, avocadoes are totally great for almost any occasion.
Besides their abundance of monounsaturated fats, avocados also have about 20 other minerals and vitamins loaded inside them. But did you know that after buying an avocado in the store, you can save it’s seed and grow a tree for yourself? It’s really quite easy. In the video below, you’re going to learn how to grow your own avocado tree in your backyard. Let’s learn how to do this today!
Because spring has arrived, now is the time to start growing your avocado tree. To get yours going, you just need to collect a few avocado pits. Besides that you’ll need toothpicks and a ceramic dish.
Once you have your own avocado trees in your backyard, you’ll never need to buy them again. Imagine how much money you’ll save with your own tree to harvest. Plus, they’ll be organic avocados, and we all know how much Whole Foods charges for those delicious gems.
First, cut an avocado in half. Carefully, remove the pit from the center. Wash off the excess pulp and then wipe it down. Make sure it is clean because it’ll be sitting in water and you don’t want to accidentally grow mold along with your new avocado tree.
Next, you’ll need to root the pit. The pointed part of it needs to face upwards because the bottom is where the root sprouts from. If it soaks in the water, you’ll quickly watch as it sprouts and begins to form the basis of the tree.
Place three or four toothpicks in the side of the pit. Push them deep inside so you can balance the pit on the edge of a glass and have the root side soaking in the water. Use a ceramic bowl. Fill it with water to make sure the pit is submerged partially on the root side.
Keep your avocado pit in sunlight. This must continue until the pit becomes a sapling. It will split in half and expose the upper part with a small shoot and leaves. Keep it in direct sunlight and refresh the water frequently until the pit turns into a sapling.
In the video below, you’ll see how this all goes. Mitchel from Mr. Eastcoastman shows you how to grow the avocados in your backyard. It is a time lapse video that goes through all the steps mentioned above as well as how it looks once the tree begins to sprout.
Check it out below if you’re making your own avocado tree this season!
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