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lit

Began gardening about 6 years ago, building up knowledge gradually. Likes cottage garden style, traditional old fashioned flowers, grow your own, var

Tillandsia ionantha var. ionantha

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2016
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lit

Avocado, getting lots of leaves now 🌱

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diannezchilds

@lit how long did it take for the seed to root? My pips have been in water over 2 months. Do I start again or is there still hope?

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tina

My about a month same question as @diannezchilds

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lit

I think 3 or 4 months, very slow, persevere a little longer 😃

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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lit

My avocado has a shoot! 🌱

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joolsdarling

Wow that's a first

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farmora

Can remember my mum growing these

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bookworm68

That's fabulous, 🙋👌 @lit

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ellenmarygardening

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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shelleyB

@lit well done 👍

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brightcolours

#newgrowth #avocado

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Naomi126

👌😁🍾👌

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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lit

I've got 2 pits, in case one doesn't root, because they can take a long time.If I get 2, one will go to Dad

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lit

I'm trying to grow #avocado trees.It's day 2 and the top of the pit is drying out like I read it should.I'll freshen it's water tonight, because appatently, you should change the water every 1-2 days

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echium

I just put two in a pot in the greenhouse and literally forgot about them. They appeared months later, but didn't survive the winter

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lit

That was good, except that they died.No greenhouse here

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veggrower

I've had success with these by keeping them in the dark and not putting them into the light until they sprout from the top. I put them in a dark, warm cupboard where my hot water heater is. It still takes a long time .... Several weeks, but I read that advice in a book and it did work well for me.

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lit

Good #tip @veggrower .some say keep it in the dark and some say light, but I think the warmth is definately important.Maybe I should experiment and put 1 in the dark and 1 in the light 😊

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brightcolours

I just read this, you may be disappointed if you're expecting avocados as it may never bear fruit as it's seed grown: https://www.willsavocados.com/index.php/grow-avocado-tree

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lit

@brightcolours Thanks,I wasn't expecting any fruit anyway, I don't have enough room to allow it to be more than a pot plant.If it ever roots...

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brightcolours

Must be only Australians who expect fruit! 😊

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lit

I'd love fruit, but I've seen they have to get pretty big to bear fruit.No space here for that lol

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