1 Glass jar
- After you have eaten an avocado, save the pit.
- Clean the pit and dry it off. Do NOT remove the brown outer layer of the pit.
- Pierce the avocado with the toothpicks, evenly spaced around its sides.
- Suspend the avocado side up on top of a glass using the toothpicks as supports.
- Fill the glass with water until the avocado pit is halfway submerged.
- Place the avocado in indirect sunlight.
- Top off the water as needed, keeping the avocado pit halfway submerged.
- After 2-6 weeks you should see the avocado pit sprout roots and a stem. Once the plant is 6 inches, cut it back to 3 inches. Cutting back allows the plant to put its energy into growing thicker roots and a stronger stem.
- Pot your plant when it has returned to approximately 6 inches.
- You will need to transfer your plants to larger pots as the roots continue to grow. It will take 5 or more years to see fruit from your plant and the fruit it does bear will be different than the one you first ate.