How to grow avocado at home: it's all very simple

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How to grow avocados at home

Growing avocados at home is easy; you just need to follow a few important tips. Avocados are full of useful vitamins and minerals and contain oleic acid, which prevents the formation of cholesterol. Avocados are rich in magnesium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus. They are an indispensable basis for a healthy diet.

So why not grow avocados in the summer along with the usual garden crops, such as tomatoes or cucumbers? Experts say it's quite possible and relatively simple, but it takes a long time. The details were shared by Simple Most.

Avocados grow well in warm climates with high humidity, but they can also be grown at home as a houseplant. Growing avocados requires a lot of patience, as the plant takes four to five years to bear fruit.

How to plant and grow an avocado

First of all, wash and dry the avocado pit. Insert three to four toothpicks approximately in the middle. The pits should be about three millimeters deep. Next, place the pit in a glass and fill it with enough water to cover the bottom third.

Place the glass in a warm location, such as a sunny windowsill, and change the water regularly. You can expect the top of the seed to open and sprout in about six weeks. Long, straight roots will begin to grow from the seed. If six weeks have passed without any hint of root growth, discard the seed and try again.

When the sprout reaches about 15 cm in length, cut it in half. Over time, the roots will become thicker, and the stem will begin to sprout again.

Now it's time to plant the avocado in the ground. Remove the seed from the glass and plant it in a pot about 25 cm in diameter.

Place the avocado in a warm and sunny location and water it abundantly. Well-drained soil is key.

How to care for an avocado

Avocados are relatively easy to care for. They need a sufficient amount of sunlight. Experts at Pennington, a lawn and garden care company, recommend watering a young tree two to three times a week for the first year.

Avocados will benefit from nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizers.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL described in detail how to make avocado spread, a quick and healthy snack.

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