Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Albany, New York
Let's Grow Avacado's!
Alrighty everyone, I have decided it's time to share what I have been doing these past 2 months outside of the fish tanks. I have been growing avocado trees. Yeah a bit strange, but hey, it's an interesting experience. So far I have learned that it takes 2 months for the pits to start to grow little roots out the bottoms. That's about the stage I am at right now, next I wait until a sprout starts to appear out of the top of the pit, then I have to slowly start to fill up the cup with dirt to replace the water it is sitting in, the pit has to sit in water, I don't know why. The tree grow to be under 5 feet tall and can only take warmish temperatures so I have to bring it inside during the winter and fall, it can luckily be outside in the summer and late spring. I am doing just 2 because I will be going to college in the next few years so they will have to be sitting at home until I have the ability to take them. A down side to growing these though is they take up to 7 years to produce their first fruits, which sort of sucks but hey, in 7 years I will have some good guacamole!
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