Making progress in the Avocado department

Last week I posted about my luck at opening a big ripe California avocado and finding a pit that had started to sprout. I put it in water and hoped that transition wouldn’t stop the growth.

Today I was encouraged seeing new growth.

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Note the small new white roots on the bottom and the sprout coming out of the top!!

Looks like I will have a new avocado plant in 2017!!

Return of the avocado

Way back I used to post about using avocado pits to grow plants. I think I mentioned the standard method is to place toothpicks in the pit and suspend it over water until a root appears.

Now I have had hit or miss success with this-some very promising pits just never produce a root. I’ve waited months…and taken lots of teasing during the long wait…with about equal duds as pits that sprouted. It’s always  a moment of redemption when after months of waiting the pit finally begins to grow. Read more here

This week though I was able to jump start the whole process hen I cut open beautifully ripe Florida avocado (left below)

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and found a pit already sprouted!!

I placed the aforementioned toothpicks and put it in water just waiting for the root to grow a little more and the plant to sprout from the top.

Avocados do make lovely plants and I have in the past had one that grew to about 5 feet tall. They will never bear fruit but they have big green leaves so hopefully this pit will give some good results. I really need some good results~~

the avocado explosion!

the saga continues….the short story is that i had two avacodo pits sitting on my kitchen window sill for…oh, about 6 months…doing absolutely nothing!!! now the second one has sprouted also…here’s the old post for reference

here’s the progress…Photo0036that’s kind of a rude photo…

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Photo0038the first one in dirt now

Photo0039the two friends side by side…

this actually reminds me of kids…well, babies…i know lots of moms who are o.b.s.e.s.s.e.d. with the progress their kids are making…or not making.  actually kids are like these little avacodo pits…they sat there for months doing nothing but obviously something was going on inside them because one day one started to sprout and now a month or so later the other one has.  they are growing at different rates but at the end of the summer you won’t be able to tell the difference between them.

just like people…i always say…we don’t walk around with a label that says

i walked at 9 months

i walked at 15 months

i was a home water birth

i was an emergency c  section

i could count to ten when i was 2

i didn’t talk til i was 2

and nobody can tell the difference now!!