I live in a high-rise in Toronto, but I would really like a garden. Not just a flowery garden, but one with edible goodies. I have missed the basil boat many times. Since I will be moving soon, I can’t bring myself to start growing some now. I have, however, started sprouting an avocado seed”(though it’s more like a golfball than a “seed”).
After eating my delicious avocado (with a squeeze of lemon juice and fresh ground salt & pepper), I cleaned the pit (that’s the word!) and suspended it in water as shown – with matchsticks, no less, since we don’t have toothpicks at home! I got them in by driving a nail with a hammer into the husk – I kid you not. I hope I didn’t kill it. However, you may notice a small hole at the top – that is where I suspended it the wrong way for half a day. Multiple websites inform me that the round bottom of the avocado pit should be the part touching water.
It is supposed to split its husk and grow roots into the water within a few weeks. If I didn’t traumatize it by driving a hole into the top of it and leaving its bum out of water for so long, then I’m excited to see it grow!
If it’s a dud, I will just follow the advice of one of the avocado-growing websites: “Don’t worry, just get a new one!”