Seeking advice once more! So, update: there are 2 roots now. Yay! But the oldest root has grown around the top of the pit like this. If I plant this halfway in soil, will it fail because part of the roots are exposed? The root is rigid. It returns to this position. Should I cut this root off? Idk what I'm doing, but I don't want this one to fail. #advice #avocado-advice #help #avocado-help
YOU GUYS!!!! I'm having my first avocado success! You don't understand. I have failed at the toothpick method at least 4 times, and I was so jaded about the project. I found an alternate method online and this is my first try with it. It worked! I'm so happy! #avocadopit #avocado #root #success
@cyndi I wrapped the pit in a damp paper towel(not dripping wet) and put it in a ziploc bag. I left the bag unzipped and placed it in a dark cabinet. Checked it every few days to redampen or sometimes replace the paper towel. A few weeks later it split and spat out a root! I think I'm supposed to plant it in soil when the roots are a few inches long.
It looks like my weird avocado pit with the winding root is going to work out! The way the stem grew reminds me of the Loch Ness Monster. 😂 #avocado #newgrowth
Can you grow avocados where you live?
@laketitlow Just barely! I live in USDA zone 8.
I am in zone 4b. I want to move somewhere warm.