Your own personal Avocado plant.

Many, including myself, wondered if it's possible to grow your own avocado plant. Here is an easy growing instruction for the challenged avocado mind. You start by buying an avocado, nice and ripe....

· Clean the seed. Using 4 toothpicks, suspend it broad end down over a water-filled glass to cover about an inch of the seed.
· Place in a warm place out of direct sunlight and replenish water as needed. First roots and stem sprout should show in about two to six weeks.
· When the stem is six to seven inches long, cut it back to about 4 inches.
· When the roots are thick and the stem has leafed out again, plant it in a rich compost soil in a 8 inch pot, leaving the seed half exposed.
· Give it a frequent watering with an occasional deep soak. The soil should be moist but not saturated. The yellowing of leaves are a sign of too much water; let the plant dry out for a few days.
· Now you can move the plant into the sun. The more sunlight, the better.
· If leaves turn brown and fry at the tips, too much salt has accumulated in the soil. Flush the soil, meaning, let water run freely into the pot and drain for several minutes.
· When the stem is 12 inches high, cut it back to 6 inches to encourage the growth of new shoots, or leave it as is and expect a more uniqe

Don't expect your houseplant to bear fruit. Although this does occur occasionally, it usually requires grafting. A plant grown from seed without any grafting help, will take anywhere from five to 13 years to flower and bear fruit.

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