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How to Grow a Mini Avocado Tree Right at Home

Do you like eating avocados?

Avocado is packed with nutrients such as Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), Vitamin K (Potassium), Vitamin E (Fat-soluble vitamin) and an awesome amount of fiber.

In a tropical country like the Philippines, growing an avocado tree is ideal because it grows on warm temperatures. But did you know that there is a much easier way to grow them?

You can sprout, plant and grow your  mini avocado tree right from your own homes.

Here’s how to do it.

You will be needing the following:

– toothpicks

– small glass

– 10-inch pot

– nutrient rich  soil

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Procedure:

1.  Slice an avocado. Do not throw the seed, instead, get 4 toothpicks and pierce these into the sides of the seed so they can hold on top of a glass. Put the seed in a glass of water.  No need to dunk it so deep; just enough water to hold the weight of the seed will do.  Put it in a warm place but avoid direct sunlight.

Wait until roots come out of the seed.  When the roots are already 6 inches long, cut the half of it, leaving just the 3 inches.  This will help the roots and leaves grow thicker later on.

2.   By the time it turned 2 weeks,  your seed has already sprouted.   Now that it has roots in it, it is now ready for planting.  Get your 10-inch pot half-filled with nutrient rich soil and dig in the middle just the size of the seed to fit. Make sure that your pot has a hole at the bottom for the water to drain as you water it.  Add more soil  into it, but leave a little part of the seed exposed.

Make sure that the soil of the pot is constantly moist but not so wet. Do not over water as this may get the leaves to turn yellow.

Wait for 2-6 weeks.

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3. Now that we have planted a mini avocado tree, it is now time to wait until it bears fruit. It will take some time for the tree to get mature and bear fruit but when it starts, you will be excited with the results.

What are you waiting for? Grow your own avocado mini tree now!

Happy planting!

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