adventures in avocado propagation III

by Kaylah Stroup

I’m back with another avocado pit update today!

Since the beginning of 2018 I’ve been experimenting with growing avocado pits. This whole process is less about growing a tree, and more about watching something grow. Growing things is so rewarding and with avocado pits it’s super easy – just add toothpicks, place in water and wait. Definitely requires a lot of patience though. It’s undoubtedly a slow going progress. I even have two pits that have been hanging out in a container since March that still have yet to do anything.

My last update was around a month ago, and in that month, lots has happened! Let’s get right to it…

April 30th, 2018

Four of the eight pits I have have cracked open and started to grow roots. The bottom of the tape on the containers marks where the roots were on the 24th. Seems like a pretty rad amount of growth for six days!

May 2nd, 2018

grow an avocado pit

May 4th, 2018

This was the third pit to crack and sprout. I’m shocked at how quickly it seems to be growing, and at those little offshoots the roots has. So far it’s the only one that has them.

May 7th, 2018

Five cracked + starting to show roots!

avocado propagationgrow a tree from an avocado pit

May 17th, 2018

Look at all that growth from the last flat lay photo! Six of the eight pits I have in water have cracked and started to grow roots.  I think it’s really interesting how they all are growing roots that look different. It’s also interesting how different the rate of growth is for each one. Some seem to being growing wildly, and others almost don’t seem to change.

ALSO, did you notice we’ve finally sprouted out the top!? I have been waiting SO long for this to finally happen!!!

avocado pit with a root!

May 18th, 2018

Once again, I am super excited to see where we’re at in another month. Things really seem to be moving quickly now. It took so long for them to do anything at all but now there are visible changes almost every time I check on them. I can’t wait for my little sprouts to finally get some height to them!

Have you started your own avocado pits yet!?

Past updates – part 1 + part 2

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Susan May 21, 2018 - 10:30 am

Yes, I started two pits. After seven weeks one of them still hadn’t done anything so I ditched it. But the other one now has a root about 2.5 inches long with tiny offshoots starting. Plus, there are leafy things coming out of the top now! It’s so much fun to watch the changes happen.

Kaylah May 23, 2018 - 9:08 pm

Woo! So exciting!!!

Sarah May 21, 2018 - 2:09 pm

I’v actually been “growing” 2 pits for the last 5 weeks (inspired by your post) and sadly my husband knocked with and broke one of them in half. I still have one, but totally going to start a couple more just in case this happens again. I plan to pot mine though when the time comes.

Kaylah May 23, 2018 - 9:05 pm

Good luck! I’ve got my fingers crossed for you! 😀

Melanie from Toots & Dill Blog May 21, 2018 - 7:10 pm

Oh my God! That’s so cool!! I have a question tho! Does you cat try to eat them? My little furry kitties are so bad with eating any plant/flowers I bring into the house. Just wondering because this is so awesome! Good luck in the next month!

Kaylah May 23, 2018 - 9:04 pm

Nope, my pets aren’t the least bit interested in any of my plants. I really lucked out!

Sam May 28, 2018 - 9:15 am

I love it so much because they just look like some kind of alien plant and it’s spooky and cute at the same time!!

Kaylah May 31, 2018 - 8:00 am

Hah! Yep! They’re only getting weirder and more alien looking by the day!

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