Grow an Avocado Tree
Enjoy eating an avocado and then have some fun using the large pip or stone to grow your own avocado tree!
Wash the pip. Using three toothpicks or cocktail sticks pushed through the sides of a clean paper cup, carefully suspend it with water covering about an inch of this seed.
Put the glass in a warm place out of direct sunlight and refill with water as required. You should see roots grow and stems sprout in around two to six weeks.
Let it grow and, when the stem is six to seven inches long, cut it back to about three inches
When the roots are thick and the stem has leafed out again, plant it in soil in a 10-inch pot, leaving the seed half-exposed. Place it on a windowsill.
If the leaves turn brown at the tips, there is too much salt in the soil, so pour water into and through the pot for a few minutes, letting it drain.
When the stem is 12 inches high, cut it back to 6 inches to help the growth of new shoots.
Sunlight sunlight sunlight! The more sun an avocado gets, the better.
Water the pot with a little water regularly. The soil should be kept moist, but not swimming in water. Yellow leaves means you are over-watering, so if this happens let it dry out for a few days.
Enjoy your avocado crop!