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Avocado Plant Update

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My avocado pit that has been sitting on the windowsill since the Super Bowl has yet to sprout. At this point, I think it is safe to say that it’s not going to happen. I was supposed to keep it in a warm place, and my hunch is that sitting on a windowsill in the dead of winter was just way too harsh of an environment.  Now that it is spring and things are warming up, I think I’ll give it another go. Time to make some more guacamole!

Guacamole and Growing an Avocado Plant from Seed

We just made some great guacamole from a very simple recipe. I chose the easiest recipe that I could find online because I needed to throw it together very quickly. At first I was a bit leery of trying this because it calls for garlic powder and salsa instead of the traditional, whole ingredients. That being said, it was done and on the table in a few short minutes and everyone was happy with the results. Even my just-turned-two-year-old liked it. Another nice thing about this recipe is that it is easily adaptable to any number of avocados that you may have on hand, so you can make it with as little as one avocado.

Most importantly, we saved the seeds in order to attempt to grow our own avocado houseplants. We found information on how to grow and care for an avocado plant on the California Avocado Commission (CAC) website. A glass of filtered water and three toothpicks later and our seeds were prepped and ready to grow. Now all there is to do is sit back and wait. Let’s hope these babies sprout!

Avocado seed