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    Default Free Plant- Grow an Avocado

    AVOCADO PLANTS

    You may need to try several seeds in order to got one
    to row, for some seeds rot. This venture will require
    patience as it takes time to grow a plant. Soak the
    seed in a cup of lukewarm water 4 to 5 hours until you
    can remove the brown outer covering. Place three
    toothpicks in the seed to suspend it in a glass or jar,
    large end down. pour in enough water to cover the
    lower end. Set in a warm room (70 degrees) in a
    shaded spot. Add water as necessary so the bottom of
    the seed is always in water. The seed will begin to split
    as it starts to sprout. If the jar or glass is not
    transparent, carefully lift the seed out of the water
    from time to time to see if roots are forming. It will
    perhaps take 4 or 5 weeks at least. When the roots are
    about ? inch long, it is time to plant the seed. Place
    small pebbles in the bottom of a 5 inch pot for good
    drainage. Fill pot with soil using equal parts of sand,
    garden soil, & peat up to 1? inches of the top. Remove
    toothpicks from the seed being careful not to split it.
    Place seed in the middle of the pot. Carefully press or
    make a space for it in the soil until just the top of the
    seed is showing. Set the pot a pan of water. When the
    top of the soil feels moist, remove the pot from the
    water. Place in a window with good light (east or
    west). Do not let the soil dry out. This plant will keep a
    long time and be worth all the patience required. You
    may need to shift it to a larger pot if the roots fill the
    pot and need more space. In the summer, plunge pot in
    the ground outdoors in a sheltered place. (Thanks to a
    steady Marengo listener. From the book, "Propagating
    House Plants")

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    I am going to try this
    Hope Everyone Is Enjoying The Day. Best Wishes From MN ~ Pamela

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    Thanks - Gardening and planting is a past time of mine. Going to send for this one.
    JoAnn
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    I am gonna try this also!!!
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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    Thanks! My kids were just asking about how to plant the Avocado seed we just got!

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    Default Re: Free Plant- Grow an Avocado

    I have grown 4 avocados just by putting the pit in potting soil in a pot. You can see a photo in my gardening album.
    from the land of moo cows & orange trees

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    Now this is beyond super cool! I'm gonna try this next week. Thanks for posting!!

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    Default Re: Free Plant- Grow an Avocado

    can you use a pit from an avocado you have eaten?

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