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Hi all im currently growing an avocado pit using the tooth pick and water method recently i saw some mold growing on the pit (or what i thought was mold ) but it wasnt therefore i let it dry out , i looked at it today because for some reason i got a urge to look at it so i did only to find out the seed has cracked and gotten a long root and i can see a green shoot inside , so i submerged it half in water what should i do now ? any help appreciated thanks x

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,176

    Have the two halves of the avocado parted company since you took a look at it or is the thing still in one whole piece?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • its currently still in one piece but it has a wide crack which the root is coming out of x

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,176

    That's OK. Just give it time. About ten years. image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Okie dokie thank you image i just wanted to check i wasnt doing anyhting wrong as it is my first time growing from a pit 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,176

    I grew an orange from a seed once. It followed me from house to house for about fifteen years until I could no longer carry it and had to leave it with a friend.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • well luckily im still living at home so i will be able to look after it for many years to come , im hoping i wil be able to take it with me if i ever move 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,176

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    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • image i cant wait to see it grow 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,094

    Hi Bethany - I've grown several avocado stones into quite large plants in the past - I did the same as you with cocktail sticks and a milk bottle.  When it gets to the stage yours has reached I put it into a pot of very damp compost, with the top half of the stone sticking out of the compost.  Keep it really damp to start with but when the plant begins to grow more and more roots let it get a little bit drier.  

    Keep it indoors on a bright windowsill but out of direct sunlight.  Sometimes the leaves will get brown patches or edges - this is because we just cannot reproduce the tropical humidity they need - it might be a good idea to get a hand spray and mist it in the summer.  

    I have heard of a large one growing outside in a very sheltered garden in London image

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  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Avocados can actually suffer from sunburn; how they manage to grow them in places like Israel I don't know. A friend once grew an avocado in his bathroom; it grew so large that he trained it to go around the edge of the ceiling, it looked wonderfulimage

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