Here is a fun Spring project. Kids love to be part of making things grow. Buy enough Avacodos so each child can sprout and grow their own tree. You can keep them in the house or eventually plant them in your garden. Here are the steps from wikiHow to starting, sprouting and planting an Avocado tree. Visit the site for photos of the steps in process. Please share your tips and successes with this fun project. Enjoy!
Cut into the avocado carefully, so as not to injure the pit located in the fruit's center. Carefully remove the pit, and set it aside.
Wash the avocado pit gently, removing all avocado flesh. Do not remove the seed cover which is light brown in color.
Holding the pit "narrow" (pointed) side up, stick four toothpicks into the middle section of the pit at even intervals, to a depth of about 5 mm.
Add water to a small, slender container (preferably glass) until it reaches the very top rim. Your container's opening should be wide enough to easily accommodate the full width of the avocado, but not too wide.
Set your avocado pit (with inserted toothpicks) on the top rim of the container. The toothpicks should sit on the rim of the container, while keeping the pit only half-submerged in the water. Make sure the pointed side is up while the rounder end is in the water or your avocado will not grow.
Set the avocado-topped container in a temperate, undisturbed place - near a window or other well-lit area - to begin the rooting and growth process.
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