adventures in avocado propagation VII

November 2nd, 2018

Around eleven months ago I popped my first avocado pit in a small container of water with the hope of growing something. My end goal has never been to grow my own avocados. (It would take many, many years!) Instead, I simply wanted to watch something I would normally have thrown in the trash grow.

If you’ve been following along, you may have noticed how my updates have been a little more spaced out. It’s been a couple months since my last avocado pit post. The growth hasn’t been all the noticeable as of late. Things are definitely changing and growing but it’s just not as dramatic as the process of root growth.

I still want to share updates though! In another few months I know I’ll want a reference photo to see how they’re doing comparatively. Growing avocado pits is such a terribly slow process that without photos, I might feel defeated. Being able to track their growth through photos really helps keep me motivated and excited.

September 20th, 2018

September 26th, 2018

Look at those big leaves on the one in dirt! They get big but honestly, never look at that healthy. They also brown at the ends after a few weeks which is why they aren’t in any other photos after this one. I pinch them off the second I notice them looking any worse than this.

October 23rd, 2018

November 12th, 2018

Below is a great example of what I was talking about at the beginning of this post, documenting so I can have a better idea of how things are progressing. The first photo was taken on September 3rd and the second photo was taken on November 12th.

Have you started your own avocado pits yet!?

Past updates – part 1, part 2 part 3, part 4,  part 5 + part 6. Part one contains my how-to and some tips for starting out.
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Author: Kaylah Stroup

A collector of weird things. Plant Enthusiast. Wanderer. Beachcomber. Forever longing for the desert.

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