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    Avacados....

    Spring isn't here yet but I'm gonna start an avocado seed. They are free. All you have to go do is go to www.wegmans.com and buy an avocado.




    avacados

    They are far larger than most vegetable seeds.

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    All you need is a bowl, a seed and some skewers

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    use the skewers to support the seed so the bottom soaks in water until it sprouts.

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    I used a clear bowl so I could see what is going on.

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    after 24 hours not much as happened....

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    I wonder if it is going to sprout.. from what I read on a few websites is that it could take up to 3 weeks.

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    On the other hand my avocado seed isn't doing much

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    My mom gave me hers which did sprout...

    I put it in a jar that honey came in.

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    Hopefully something should sprout out of the top

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    On the other hand my avocado seed isn't doing much

    avocado seed

    My mom gave me hers which did sprout...

    I put it in a jar that honey came in.

    avocado seedling

    Hopefully something should sprout out of the top

    avocado seedling

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    These seem to grow very slow.....

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    Looks like it is going to take a while to get to the bottom of the jar

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    I have patience but this is really growing slow...

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    I wanted soil from Harvest Moon in the Airport Plaza. They were giving away free samples of General Hydroponic Rapid Start Rooting Enhancer.

    General Hydroponic Rapid Start

    Basic nutrients that helps enhance root growth..

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    Seems potent. 1 tsp per 5 gallons of water.

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    We'll see what happens.

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    Res, you better be careful. Your home and business may be under surveillance due to your hydroponics purchases.

    A Kansas coupleís home was raided by police looking for marijuana plants several months after the man purchased hydroponics gardening equipment.
    Police, who claimed to have had the house under surveillance for months, found only vegetables. Now the couple is suing in an effort to learn the basis
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    Another root has started. I wonder how long before a stem starts..

    On a side note. I change about 50% of the water every few days. I leave a plastic gallon jug on the side so that the additives the water company puts into the water air out.

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    Avocados grow too slow

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    Finally a baby leaf

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    Well slowly but sure it is growing...

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    The water is changed out at least once a week. I save about 1/2 of the water and top it off with fresh water than as been sitting to air out. I also rinse the jar with hot water and wipe the inside if the jar to keep it clear. I have also been putting in a few drops of general hydroponic nutrients figuring it wouldn't hurt the plant.

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    You really need patience if you want to grow an Avocado...

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    Untitled

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    Patience

    Started this 2/28/13

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    finally it has hatched

    5/28/13

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    The other pit was planted within a few weeks of each other.

    03/17/2013

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    5/28/2013

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    It appears to put down deep roots...kinda like my ex-wife. I hope you and the avocado have a pre-nup.
    Most of all I like bulldozers and dirt

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    I'll toss it come fall unless someone wants it.

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