Avocados are an absolute hit in the last few years, and these delicious fruits are added to all kinds of recipes. Yet, this is a highly beneficial thing regarding the fact that avocados are incredibly healthy, and contain high amounts of fiber, healthy fats, potassium, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin E.
However, this trend has also increased the prices by more than 25% in the last year. Therefore, we offer you an alternative to save money and still enjoy these delicious fruits.
Namely, you can grow your own, organic avocados at home in a simple and easy way. Get yourself ready and grow your avocado tree from a seed!
Yes, you read it right- you need just a seed! Clean it well, and stick 4 toothpicks into it at equal distances. Then, put it into a glass of water, soaking in an inch of water.Place the glass in a warm place, but not exposed to a direct sunlight, until the stem has grown to six inches and the roots are visible.
This will take about 2-6 weeks.Then, cut the stem back to 3 inches, and wait until it grows again and more leaves appear.Next, get a big pot with about 10 inches in diameter, with a small hole in the bottom for drainage. You should fill it with nutrient- rich soil. Remember to make a small hole in the top of the compost and place the seed inside, but not too deep.
Then, place the pot into a sunny area, and water it regularly. If the leaves of the tree become dry and brown, it means that it is not properly hydrated, so you should, put the pot in the sink, turn the tap on and allow the water to run through the soil for a few moments.
On the other hand, you are overwatering it if the leaves become yellow and droop, so you should not water it for a few days.
The proper care of the tree will make it flourish, but it might need a few years before it begins to bear fruit.
Yet, when this happens, you can enjoy these tasty and nutritious fruits on a daily basis, for free!