One of the recent staples of modern healthy diets is the avocado. The tasty bowl of guacamole can be your next favorite guilt-free snack due to the presence of this healthy fruit.
The numerous health benefits of avocados have been taking the health-conscious community by storm. This fruit is loaded with essential vitamins like vitamin B5, B6, C, K, E, potassium, etc. Avocadoes are as well excellent source of fiber, and have been said to possess a similar fatty acid known as “heart healthy” found in olive oil.Stop Buying Avocados. Here’s How to Grow an Avocado Tree in a Small Pot at Home!Due to its versatility in the kitchen, the popularity of avocadoes has continued to rise. They can be easily included in any dish to enrich the color, or to replace a less-healthy choices by not changing the taste of the meal.
We explain how to grow your own avocados in few simple steps, without needing a whole backyard.
1. Sprout Avocado Seed
Take your avocado seed and stick four toothpicks into it. Make sure they are placed at about halfway down from the top and at an equal distance. The toothpicks should be nice and even since they will help suspend the seed.
Then, place the avocado seed in a cup of water so that its dimpled end is soaking in an inch of water. Use the toothpicks as presented in the image below.
Allow the seed soak for two to six weeks in a warm place and away from direct sunlight.
During this time, you should see roots and stem sprout. When the stem becomes 6-inch long, cut it back to three inches. Allow the roots to thicken and the leaves to grow.
2. Plant your seed
Get a terracotta pot about 20- 25 centimeters and add soil up to 2 centimeters below the edge.
Leave the seed in the pot, so that the roots remain inside the earth, and the rest of the seed is towards the outside.
Water the seed from time to time, so that the soil stays moist. You can also use some manure as coconut fiber for faster results.
Remember that if the leaves begin to turn yellow, it will mean that the plant has an excess of water.
3. Enjoy Your Own Avocado!
You made it! Continue watering your avocado, and you should notice fruits start forming, although this will take a long period.