Avocado is a very healthy fruit, it is rich in potassium, dietary fiber and vitamins such as vitamin C, K, E, B5 and B6; it also has healthy fatty acid.
This fruit is gaining a reputation as being a nice and tasty food to add to your meals and improve its taste.
It will be very nice if you can have this special fruit planted in your backyard as it will save you money in the long run.
Here’s how to go about it.
Get Your Avocado Seed Sprouted
- First get your avocado seed and stick about four toothpicks in the seed.
- The toothpicks will help to suspend the seed.
- You should then put the avocado seed at about an inch in a cup of water.
- The toothpicks will help it stay suspended.
- Let the seed soak in the water for between 2 to 6 weeks.
- Ensure that the seed is placed on a warm place and away from direct sunlight.
- Within 2 to 6 weeks you will notice roots and a stem sprouting.
- When the stem sprouts to about 6 inches long, you need to cut it to about 3 inches.
- Then you should allow the roots to become thicker and also for the avocado leaves to grow.
You Should Then Plant
- Get a pot with a 10 inch diameter and fill it with good nutrient rich soil.
- Make a hole in the middle of the soil and plant the seed there.
- Ensure that half its roots are out of the soil and the other half in the soil.
- Make sure the soil is moist but do not over wet it.
- Make sure you are observant and if the avocado leaves turn yellow or maybe droop, then you need to give it some time to get dry.
- If the leaves turn brown and dry out, you will need to water the plant.
Make Sure To Enjoy Your Avocado Tree
Just continue to water your plant and your avocado tree will start to produce fruit after some pretty extensive period.
Source: My Healthy Life Guide