Have you ever wondered how avocados grow? Next time you cut open an avocado, save the seed and grow an avocado tree. This is a great project for the summer with the kids.   Step 1: Remove the seed  Step 2: Push in 4 wooden picks Step 3: Fill a clear glass with water and immerse the bottom of the seed in water.  Step 4: The seed will sprout in 2-8 weeks.  Step 5: Once the tree stem grows 6-7 inches tall, cut it back. Step 6: Water the tree regularly

Have you ever wondered how avocados grow? Next time you cut open an avocado, save the seed and grow an avocado tree. This is a great project for the summer with the kids. Step 1: Remove the seed Step 2: Push in 4 wooden picks Step 3: Fill a clear glass with water and immerse the bottom of the seed in water. Step 4: The seed will sprout in 2-8 weeks. Step 5: Once the tree stem grows 6-7 inches tall, cut it back. Step 6: Water the tree regularly

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While it is convenient to buy avocados from the local supermarket, you can also start investing in the long-term goal of having free avocados coming from your own backyard by growing an avocado tree straight from the pit. To get started, remove the seed from the avocado fruit, being careful to remove all the fruit from the pit. Then poke three toothpicks into the pit and suspend the pit over a glass of water so that roots and a stem can start growing over the span of a few weeks. Once you…

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