Avocado Pits in Egg Crates

It is that time of year when I get the wonderful spring fever and want to start growing things. Here are a batch of avocado pits sitting in their own pods made from foam egg crates. I keep them in a waterproof little box in a dark cabinet and check on the water level every day. We eat tons of avocados due to the healthy fat that is in them. We have found our daughter really benefits from a Paleo type diet so I have tons.
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I am going to germinate them by the dozens. I don't like the toothpick method until later after the bottom large part of the pit cracks and the tap root can be seen.

These will only be houseplants, they are beautiful but they won't, more than likely, bear fruit. I love them and find it helps them to be talked too, even in the pit stage.

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April 14, 20140 found this helpful

Hahaha... I can't bear to throw away those beautiful pits either so I have avocados in various stages of growth all around MY house as well! I would still cut an X in the bottom portion of them since they are sooo tough!
Good Luck with yours!
:D

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April 20, 20140 found this helpful

Just now I checked the pits, emptied out the egg crate water and inspected each one. I found this one with a tap root, put three toothpicks in very slightly. At this stage it is much easier to insert the toothpicks by the way... :)

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February 26, 20190 found this helpful

Do you put them in water in the egg crates and which side down?

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