I don’t need to tell you how healthy this buttery fruit, avocado is! They are not only used in making numerous delicious recipes but also make your heart healthy and skin glow!
Is Avocado your favorite fruit and gardening is your passion? Alright!! Then here I gives you tips how to grow avocado at your home. Avocado is a creamy and rich fruit used to prepare number of dishes.
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Planting : Houseplant
Wash your avocado properly, cut the avocado from the middle and take the seed out. Wash the seed properly. With the help of toothpick suspend it broad-end down over a water –filled glass to cover about an inch of the seed. Remember avocado pits have a bottom and a top. The question is how will you notice which part is bottom and which one is bottom , here I give you some idea slightly pointier end is the top, and the flat end is bottom. Now pierce the toothpick inside the pit.
Put the glass water in sunlight and replenish water as needed, within 2-6 weeks you will started noticing roots & stem.
When the steam is 6-7 inches long cut it to 3 inches and placed into rich humus soil.
For avocado tree the pH level of the soil should be 6-6.5. For better drainage elevate the tree in a mound. Mound should be 1-2 feet high and 3-5 feet around.
Never add gravel or anything else like planting media in the hole.
Every plant need to be watered thrice or twice a day. When watering the tree soak the soil well then allow it to dry out somewhat before watering again. Check the soil before watering each time to make sure it has dried somewhat. If the soil from around the roots can still hold the impression of the hand when squeezed, it still has enough water.
Mulching and Fertilizing
Mulch your avocado tree with fine course mulch. Corse yard mulch is available at any garden supply centers. Choose something woody like redwood bark or cocoa bean husk or shredded tree bark.
Fertilize your avocado tree with ½ – 1 pound of nitrogen per tree per year. Another important nutrient for avocado tree is Zinc. Any other household fertilizer will also work really well.
Other growing tips
“Patience” is the most important aspect while planting this tree at home because probably it will take at least 3-4 years for the fruit to come if you had purchased and planted the tree. And if you are growing from the seed then it will take at most 5-13 years.
One of the important note when the tree starts growing flower, expect lots of flower to fall, it’s a good indication and this is natural.