Kiddley reader Alexandra wrote in with this marvelous suggestion:
“The pineapple post reminded me of something that I did for the birth of my niece. I gave my sister an avocado in a shot glass with water on the day that Rachelle was born and it has been growing steadily ever since. It’s particularly easy and will let the little ones watch the tree grow, plus eventually – yummy guacamole! (Though probably not for the impatient folks)…it can sprout any time from 2-6 weeks, depending on the seed. I recommend trying a few just in case one is a dud, which can happen. Once it grows to about 12 inches, you should transfer it to potted soil and then you can plant it in the ground in the spring. Oh and be sure to keep it in the sun. They will grow in the shade, but they thrive in the sunlight.”
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Stay tuned to further updates to see our avocado seed project bloom.