How to grow an avocado at home: it's very simple
Growing avocados at home is easy, just follow a few important tips. Avocados are full of healthy vitamins and trace elements, and they contain oleic acid, which prevents the formation of cholesterol. Avocados are rich in magnesium, potassium, calcium and phosphorus. It is an indispensable base for a healthy diet.
So why not grow avocados during the summer along with the usual vegetable crops like tomatoes or cucumbers? Experts say it is quite possible and easy, although it takes a long time. Simple Most tells the details.
Avocados grow well in warm climates with high humidity, but they can be grown at home as indoor plants. Growing an avocado requires patience, as the plant needs four to five years to bear fruit.
How to plant and grow an avocado
First of all, wash and dry the avocado bone. Insert three or four toothpicks approximately in the middle. The holes should be about three millimeters deep. Next, place the pit in a glass and fill with enough water to cover the bottom third.
Place the glass in a warm place (e.g. on a sunny window sill) and change the water regularly. You can expect the top of the pit to open up and sprout in about six weeks. Long, straight roots will begin to grow from the seedpod. If six weeks have passed without a hint of root growth, discard the seed and try again.
When the sprout reaches about 15 cm in length, cut it in half. In time the roots will get thicker and the stalk will begin to sprout again.
Now it's time to put the avocado in the soil. Take the pit out of the glass and place it in a pot about 25cm in diameter.
Put the avocado in a warm, sunny place and water generously - well-drained soil is key at this stage.
How to care for avocados
Avocados are relatively unpretentious to care for. They need plenty of sunlight. The experts at Pennington, a lawn and garden care company, recommend watering the young tree two to three times a week for the first year.
Avocados will benefit from nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizers.
Previously OBOZREVATEL told in detail how to cook avocado spread - a quick and healthy snack.