If you want to try growing your own plant too, I found it was surprisingly easy to press the toothpicks into the avocado. I only had three toothpicks and was worried they would break, but it was pretty effortless. Also, I opted to use a crystal glass from a set Ryno's mom sent us. Isn't it lovely? I thought it would be much nicer to look at than a jam jar for the next few weeks. I will have to switch it once the root starts to grow, but for now it's perfect.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
for the love of avocado
I may never have mentioned this before, but if you know me well one of my dreams is to own an avocado tree. Ever since I was a kid attempting to grow an avocado over a glass of water, I have believed if only I lived in a warm climate it would be feasible. So with weeks of highs in the low 100s I decided this is my chance. Ryno and I saved two avocado pits from our dinners last week, and today I searched Google for the best method. It seems most people prefer to suspend the avocado pit in water with toothpicks. However, I also came across a tutorial suggesting you wrap the pit in a paper towel, moisten it, place it in a plastic bag and leave it in the sun. Since we have two pits, I am trying both methods. I will let you know if one seems better than the other, but my overall impression is this is a slow process. I'm very excited though to see if it works! How wonderful would it be to pick your own avocados from your yard!