Since the beginning of this year I’ve been patiently experimenting with growing avocado pits. It’s an extremely slow going adventure but one I’ve become completely enthralled with. I check on my pits multiple times a day (seriously, I can’t help it) and celebrate even the smallest bit of growth and change. It’s been since mid-March that I’ve given an update on how things are growing so I figured it was time to pop back in with some photos. It may not look like much but I’m super stoked with how things are going!
March 23, 2018
The second photo above shows growth about to sprout out the top of my oldest pit. To be honest, I’m not feeling so confident with this one. It seems like it was moving along at a fine pace for a while but doesn’t seem to be doing much these days. It could just be that I check it forty thousand times a day so the progress is hard to notice… To be honest, that’s probably the case.
April 6th, 2018
My three pits with roots! The longest root poked out the bottom of the pit in late February. The second largest came out in early March and seems to be growing at a much quicker rate than the first did. Just proving to me every plant is different! I wonder if it’ll end up sprouting out the top first.
April 15th, 2018
Such a huge split! Kinda wild that the tiny amount of growth inside is enough to hold this thing together. It is super fragile though…
April 19th, 2018
Root progress on my oldest four. I’m pretty darn impressed how quickly that second one caught up to the oldest!
April 22nd, 2018
See that blue mark on the container in the last photo? That’s a mark where that root was on the 10th of the month! I’m pretty jazzed on how much it’s grown! I marked the containers of all my pits with roots but accidentally wiped it off on all of them except this one when I changed their water. I might try washi tape next so my marks don’t come off as easy because it is SUPER satisfying to see the progress measured like that.
I think it goes without saying, I’m super excited to see where these guys are in another month! I’ve got my fingers crossed that by my next update we’ll have some growth popping out the top. Watching them grow even this much has been riveting but I think that’s when the fun will really start.
Check out my first post on avocado propagation for more photos + a few tips on growing your own!