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Avocados – one of the world’s healthiest and most delicious fruits.With its nutty, creamy flavor and it’s fully satisfying (and healthy!) monounsaturated fats, it’s no wonder why this is one of the best foods you can eat in the planet. But, if you make it a habit of eating avocados, it can definitely take a hit in your wallet, because while they are very delicious and healthy, they are often pretty expensive. Now, you can have all the avocados you and your family need with this guide.

DIY Avocado Tree From its Pit:

Here is your step by step guide on how to grow your own avocado fruit tree from scratch. All you need is an avocado, a knife to cut it open, and a few other common household items.

1. Remove the pit from the Avocado

If it isn’t already obvious, you’re going to need to remove the avocado pit from the fruit. Simply slice it open, use the green fruit inside to make your favorite dip, sauce, or eat it straight by the spoon! Clean the pit off when you’re done in water.

2. Determine the Top and the Bottom of the Pit

The roots will sprout out from the bottom, and the plant will sprout up from the top. Each avocado seed has a top and a bottom. Find it by determining which side is more pointed, and which side is more flat. The pointy side is the top, and should remain facing up.

3. Stick 4 Toothpicks Into the Seed at Right Angles

From here, you are going to grab some toothpicks and insert it right into the seed. These will be going evenly space right between the top and the bottom of the seed, so that it can rest in a cup of water.

4. Submerge Seed Halfway in Water

Next, take the seed that has the toothpicks in it, and gently place it in a cup of water. However, you do not want it to be completely submerged! Simply leave the top half above the water level so that it can begin to sprout.

5. Wait for Seed to Sprout a 15 cm Plant

Nothing to do at this point but wait for the seed to plant a plant out from the top (roughly 8 weeks, can be sooner!). Be patient, and you will have your avocado tree in no time!

6. Plant in Pot with Soil

Congratulations! Once you’ve reached this stage, you are almost done. You simply take your seed and plant it right into the soil. Similarly, you are going to leave the top portion of the seed exposed. So Leave the top half of the seed out of the soil so your plant can grow. You’re going to leave it potted until early spring when you can put it in the earth!

7. Move it Outside and Into Your Backyard

Final step: you’re now going to want to dig a hole in your backyard that’s about 90 cm deep. Only do this if you live in a warm climate with temperatures that don’t dip below 7 degrees celsius. Here comes the waiting part again: your tree is going to take 3 or 4 more years to mature and potentially grow fruit. But even if it doesn’t, at least you have a beautiful new tree!

Sources:

http://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/flowers-and-plants/vegetables/how-to-grow-an-avocado-tree-guac-n-roll

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