avocado plant

It’s been about a month since we planted “the little avocado that could” and just when we were about to give up on it, a little shoot peeked out of the dirt. Honestly, I thought it was part of the root that didn’t get buried far enough in the soil, but upon closer inspection I noticed leaves. Since then, it’s been growing like crazy.

I have really enjoyed this little experiment with my daughter. It was slow going and she lost interest for awhile, but it has definitely been a lesson in patience. (We started way back in April.) But given our recent success, we’re talking about starting something else from our book. I’m thinking lemon seeds.

What’s growing in your garden?

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4 Responses to we’ve got an avocado plant!

  1. Korinne says:

    Wow, that looks great. We tried it and I forgot to keep it watered :(
    I always thought it would be fun to grow a pineapple top, but lemons will be awesome. I can’t wait to see what’s next.

  2. Mom says:

    What fun!
    Great learning opportunity for us all.

  3. anna says:

    I dont know how many times I have saved the seeds until they turn yucky on the counter top waiting to be planted. Then get thrown away. I laid one there a few days ago and husband asked why, maybe if I plunked it in the pot by my garden it would get fed and watered like everything else? Thank you for the inspiration!!!

  4. I am so impressed. I’ve never gotten one to grow like this! What is your secret?? Did you let it root in water first?