Avocado!

I have no new food post today but I do want to share with you an avocado plant that I have been growing from a seed. I absolutely love avocados! Then again rarely have I ever met a person who didn’t like them. Aside from the great taste, there are also many health benefits associated with avocado, including its ability to help lower cholesterol and control diabetes.

2 months old

At this stage, the plant was still growing in a cup of water, with the pit halfway submerged. I used 4 toothpicks to hold it in place, so that the seed did not sink into the cup. Don’t worry, this does not hurt the seed in anyway.

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4 months old

At this stage the toothpicks were removed, and the seed was transplanted into some soil. Half of the seed was covered with soil and the other half left above it. It’s growing quite nicely, as you can see. I will be sure to keep you updated on the progress.

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It’s pretty easy to do. If you want detailed instructions you can check them out here.

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