How to grow an avocado tree?
I love to experiment and I tried to grow an avocado tree as I often see on the internet. I can now tell you about it at length, since it will be 4 that I succeed.
We will therefore go there in stages, according to my experience, but you will do yours afterwards.
1. First, before cutting your avocado, be careful not to touch the pit with your knife. If it's too injured, there's a chance it won't grow. On the other hand, I did the test with one or two small scratches from a knife and it worked perfectly.
2. Next, take the pretty core and clean it by running it under water.
3. Let the core dry for 3 days, preferably in the sun.
4. Take the now dry pit and stick 4 toothpicks into it, the sharpest end of the pit should be pointing up. Be sure to place the toothpicks a little higher than halfway up.
5. Install your core pierce 4 peaks in a glass filled to the limit of the toothpicks. The water should be up to halfway through the core, so make sure you put them high enough.
6. Wait . Eh yes.
But wait what? Will you tell me.
May there be a crack forming and a little stalk growing!
7. Change the water every 2 days.
8. Prepare your pot and your soil for a fruit tree or indoor plant.
When this stem is about 5 centimeters tall, you can plant it in the ground. Leave the top of the core exposed.
But how ?
Well you can take a straw or a sushi stick to make a space, a hole deep enough for the root. Take a fairly large pot, about 20 cm wide and long, and put some flower soil in it.
9. Plant it.
Line the root in the hole and you bury up to half your avocado.
The magic does not happen alone unfortunately, you have to place it in the sun and water it well. The avocado tree needs as much light as possible!
After 2 weeks, the first leaves should appear.
10. Water it twice a week at first then less and less as it grows.
Too much water will turn the leaves yellow, too little they will turn brown.
When it is big enough, you can take it outside in the summer, luckily it will be pollinated and bear fruit.
In winter you have to bring it inside if you took it outside in summer.
In winter, your avocado tree won't like the cold and dryness of home heating.
We water less in winter and it is important to let it dry out between waterings.
If you make it this far, congratulations!
You can prune your avocado tree so that it develops better. When the stem reaches about 20 cm, an 8 cm stem can be cut. Cutting the top of the stem stimulates its horizontal growth.
Preferably, it is pruned at the end of winter or at the beginning of spring.
On a sadder note, you will need to care for your avocado tree for many years before it starts producing fruit.
However, this may never happen.
This experiment can be fun to do even if you don't have any fruit to harvest.
Tell me if you liked this article and if you give it a try.
Thanks for reading.
Myriam Soucy – Mimipots
For more video made by Les mimipots: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYrrypn_P0aHaT7YdGd2XmA