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Potential Plant (not in a garden)

I just stuck some toothpicks in an avocado pit and (following onlne directions) put it in a small crystal bowl ... hoping t will eventually sprout and I end up with an actual plant!

 

My eventual goal is a windowsill of avocado plants.

 

If nothing else - it's a pretty bowl of water!

 

 

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Re: Potential Plant (not in a garden)

My mother did this a lot!

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Re: Potential Plant (not in a garden)

I did this many years ago and it grew like crazy !

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Re: Potential Plant (not in a garden)

So fun!  I did that a few years back and eventually my tree had to be composted - it got too big for the house.  I had cut it back and pruned the roots but I couldn't keep it any longer.  I knew I could start another one.

 

It went on the deck in summer and in front of a full view door in winter.

 

 

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Re: Potential Plant (not in a garden)

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They're really easy to grow from seeds, fun to watch, but they soon outgrow the house and it's time to plant in the yard, LOL!

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Re: Potential Plant (not in a garden)

Really? Something new I learned on the boards today.

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Re: Potential Plant (not in a garden)

@AuntG 

 

Yep, so easy! Here are some instructions:

 

How to Plant an Avocado Seed and Grow a Tree From a Pit | HGTV

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Re: Potential Plant (not in a garden)

There are lots of plants you can grow from pits/seeds/cuttings. You always hear of Johnny Appleseed but in the not too distant past every seed, pit, or cutting was viewed as a potential crop and could keep a family from starvation and would get saved and planted. Peach pits, apple seeds, vegetable seeds, would all get saved and planted.

 

Avocados are often used for houseplants, but a pineapple top can also be potted up. Sweet potatoes often get started as houseplants. If something has a seed or pit, it can often end up being planted and growing.

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