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Old 07-28-2012, 09:10 PM
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Anyone else growing an avocado tree?


I love this project. Share!!!


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Old 07-28-2012, 10:06 PM
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I just put an avocado pit into the water but there is nothing happening quite yet. The pit does seem to be splitting but I still do not see any root or growth. Ill keep you informed as to how it does.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:47 AM
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I have grown 5 since last winter . I have given 3 of them away. Here is the bigger of the two I still have. Be patient with it. Just when you think it's dead, a root will sprout...then a stalk. I waited over a month for anything to happen.
I Do this all the time with random things that will normally be thrown out. I recently sprouted garlic cloves from packaged, peeled garlic, and am in the process of rooting a pineapple stalk. There is nothing better than free plants. haha

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Old 07-29-2012, 11:18 AM
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Thats amazing. Mine has split on the top and bottom.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:31 PM
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You are right about that free plants are the best. I have a compost pile that has produced for me some corn, cukes, and acorn squash plants they are doing great. Only problem is that I cant dig in my kitchen scraps for a while for fear of damaging the growing plants. So now I have a second compost pile started which is not necessarily a bad thing either.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:49 PM
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Do avocado pits make good house plants?
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Brenda8 View Post:
Do avocado pits make good house plants?
Yeah, with the right care they will last for years. If you want a tall thin tree, let it grow. If you want a short tree, pinch it's top after the second set of leaves bud out. That will make it branch.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:15 PM
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I have never tried to grow an avocado pit but I'm starting on new house plants so I'm going to give this a try I heard sweet potatoes make good house plants is this true
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:29 PM
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Yes they do. Again, if you want them to vine...let them grow. If you want short plants, pinch the tops regularly.
Not to hijack this thread but...
I root free stuff all the time and grow it all inside. Right now I have this avocado, a lemon tree,an orange tree and until yesterday I had garlic.
You can also use carrot tops, any kind of potato, ginger root, dried peas or beans....I could go on. There are so many things you could use. I love doing it. It's fun...and a great price. haha
Annuals too. Most of the annuals sold to us here in the north are actually perennials in warmer climates. I have geraniums that I rooted last winter. I keep them in a 4 inch pot. They are short and stocky. One is getting ready to bloom. Most people will let you take cuttings as it gets later in the season(when things start getting over grown).

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Old 07-31-2012, 06:58 PM
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I don't eat avocados but I'm going to buy one for the pit and put in in water to grow does it need a lot of sunlight? Plus I'm going to grow a potato plant is it best when the potato has eyes on it?
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:38 PM
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Avocado pits wont become a fruit barring tree for around 15 years if at all. Avocado farms have to graft other pieces of tree to an avocado to produce fruit early. So don't plan on having to eat any haha

here is mine. The first root is coming. I am very excited

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Mine is splitting a little bit more but no root show yet - soon - very soon.
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The waiting drove me crazy. haha. IT hasn't grown any since I pinched the top leaves off a few weeks ago,so it's kind of doing it again.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:27 PM
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Brenda sorry we jumped right over you for some reason yes, you need a potato with eyes. I usually cut mine into eyed chunks and let it dry for a day before planting. So far I have been able to get several plants from one potato that way.
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Thank you for the advice
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