How to Grow Your Own Avocado

Hello! My name is Missy. I’m an artist, guest blogger and plant lover. Did you know that an avocado is a fruit? We know this because fruits have seeds. In the middle of an avocado is a big huge seed. From this seed you can grow your own avocado plant!

Supplies:

  • One Ripe Avocado
  • A Mason Jar
  • 3 Toothpicks
  • Water

Instructions:

  1. With the help of an adult, cut your avocado right down the middle and remove the seed. 
  2. Set your avocado seed out overnight to dry. You can eat the rest of your avocado. 
  3. Carefully peel off the outer layer of skin on the avocado seed. 
  4. Poke your 3 toothpicks into the seed at the fattest part, evenly spaced around the middle.
  5. Place your seed over your mason jar so the toothpicks rest on the rim. Make sure the point end faces up. 
  6. Fill the jar with water to cover the bottom of the seed and set in a dark place for 4 to 5 weeks. 
  7. When roots begin to grow out the bottom, move it to a sunny place. 
  8. In about 7 weeks, the seed will crack and a small stem will appear at the top. 
  9. When the stem is about 4 inches high, plant the avocado in soil. Cover only the bottom half of the seed. 
  10. Water whenever the soil looks dry. 

Your avocado plant will take a long time to grow, but they are so fun and well worth it! You can try to sprout plants from other seeds in your house. Try apples, oranges, lentils, peas, or watermelons. Experiment and chart your plants growth. Learn how to sprout seeds by checking out this blog.

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