Stop buying avocados. Here’s how you can grow an avocado tree in a pot at home

Avocados have become one of the newest staples of healthy eating. If you don’t have a backyard you can also grow them in pots. Check out!

Avocados have become one of the newest staples of healthy eating. If you don't have a backyard you can also grow them in pots. Check out!

Unless you’ve been stranded on a deserted island for the past couple of years, you’ll have noticed that avocados are everywhere! This little green fruit has been added to meals in almost every restaurant and home recipe possible. The ‘avocado trend’ is no bad thing for your body, as the fruit contains potassium, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E. As well as possessing heart-healthy fats and a high fiber content.

The one downside of the trend is that over the past year the average price of avocados has gone up by over 25% as grocery stores look to maximize their profits. To save yourself some money and be able to eat fresh, organic avocados growing your own avocado tree is a must. The word tree may insinuate that you need an enormous amount of space. However, an avocado is a small and easy to grow in pots.

How To Grow An Avocado Tree From Seed

Sprout

Carefully clean the avocado seed and ensure you know which end is top and which is the bottom. Stick four toothpicks into the seed at equal distances apart about halfway down. From there get a glass of water and set your seed in it, the toothpicks should keep it soaking in an inch of water. You can also purchase a helpful seed sprouting kit to make this step much easier!

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