This TikTok Shows Avocado in the water hack Way To Grow Your Own Avocados At Home
As the pandemic continues to carry us into the infinite unknown the only thing that we can be certain of is that keeping ourselves entertained, busy, and happy is essential. Of course, any plant lover knows that one of the most simple pleasures in life is having some homegrown vegetables in the kitchen. If you’re quarantining and doing all that you can to avoid public spaces like grocery stores this truth goes double.
Recently, a TikTok user uploaded a quick tutorial on how to make your very own avocado plant using supplies you probably have around the house as well as that avocado seed you most definitely toss out way too often. We broke down the steps for you below and they’re pretty easy!
Check them out below.
Here’s what you’ll need
- Avocado seed
- Paper towels
- Ziploc bags
- A vase or glass
1. Once you’ve cut the avocado hold on to the seed
As TikTok user @BradCanning points out save the seed! As you’re preparing your avocado for a feast, be sure to avoid cutting into the seed.
2. Remove the outer layer of the seed by peeling it off
Run the seed underwater then dry it. Once it’s dried up, peel off the skin with your fingers to make sure the seed doesn’t go moldy.
3. Allow the seed to sprout and grow a root by wrapping it in a paper towel and putting it in a Ziplock bag
After the seed has been in the bag for two to three weeks, it’s time to pull it out and crack it open.
4. Fill a jar with water and suspend the seed
According to Canning’s TikTok “Put the root in water and it will start to sprout … be careful though, this is a total addiction.”
Make sure to place only the roots or half of the seed in water. To do this, Canning used a vase with an opening that fits around the diameter of the seed. Note: others often insert wooden pegs into the seed to suspend it above the water. The root will slowly grow into the water below which means you’ve got a healthy growing plant on your hands.
5. Once the plant gets to a good size pot it in soil.
Once the plant gets to a good size you can pot it in soil or in a bigger vase to ensure that it keeps growing. According to SF Gate, “After that, the plant takes 10 to 15 years to grow large enough to fruit, which it only does in suitable growing conditions. In U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 12, it’s safe to grow avocado plants outside. In colder zones, they make attractive houseplants but are unlikely to bear fruit.”
For the full video check it out here.
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