Everyone loves avocados and these pleasant fruits are a delight for people who are keen on Mediterranean style cuisine as well as desserts.
Avocados are rich in minerals and vitamins such as magnesium phosphorus, healthy fats, potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin B5, B6, C, E and K.
The popularity of this fruit has inevitably led to an increase in its market value making it a really pricey fruit to have.
You don’t have to spend so much money buying avocados now as you can simply grow your own tree in your backyard garden.
Here’s how you can grow your own avocado tree
- Get an Avocado seed and have it properly cleaned.
- Take four toothpicks and stick them into the seed at halfway and at an equal spacing as well.
- You should then put the seed in a glass filled with water. The toothpicks will help keep the seed secure on the glass and let the bottom end of the seed be immersed at about one inch in the water.
- Make sure the seed is keep away from sunlight and in a warm location.
- In about 2 to 6 weeks your avocado seed will grow a stem of about 6 inches long, you will cut it to about 3 inches.
- By the time the stem re grown to about 6 inches in length it will have more leaves as well.
- Get a much larger plant pot preferably one with a 10 inch diameter as well as a hole at the bottom to allow for proper drainage.
- Fill this pot with rich soil and create a hole on top of the soil to get your seed in.
- Do not plant your avocado seed too deep in the soil, let about half of the seed be out of the soil.
- The pot should be kept where it can receive enough sunlight. Make sure you water the plant as often as you can because if you don’t it’s leaves will turn brown and be dry.
- If you fail to water your plant often and you notice the dryness and change in the colour of its leaves, you can restore it by allowing tap water to run on its soil when you place the pot in a sink, make sure any excess water is drained before you take the pot with your avocado plant out of your sink.
- Over wetting your plant can also cause it to have yellow and droopy leaves. You should stop watering your plant for a couple of days in this case and also make sure you do not use too much water subsequently.
In a couple of years your avocado tree should produce fruit once you are attentive to its needs and Carr for it passionately.
You can then continuously enjoy its fruit and save money in the process.