Aussies Are Growing Awesome Indoor Plants With Leftover Avocado Seeds
An Australian bloke has revealed how you can easily grow an indoor plant with a leftover avocado seed.
Indoor plants are all the rage, especially during lockdown. Not only are they pretty but they also help provide fresh air in your home. Who wouldn't want that?
Avocados have been all the rage for years in Australia because they're goddamn delicious (even if they cost an arm and a leg sometimes).
But people have been combining these two rages together with some deliciously pretty results.
TikTok user Brad Canning has uploaded a video explaining how you get a seed and whack it onto a bottle with some water just touching.
With some tender love and care, you'll be able to have a little stalk burst through the top and roots burst through the bottom.
First things first: remove the seed and peel off the skin so that it doesn't go mouldy and then wash it under water.
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Grab a zip-lock bag and wrap the seed in a wet paper towel and whack it in the bag. Chuck the bag anywhere you want, but probably avoid places like the freezer or the bin.
This will allow the seed to germinate a root, which is the main step needed to ensure the plant grows into a healthy little addition to your living room.
Brad said: "Put the root in water and it will start to sprout...be careful though, this it a total addiction."
The tricky bit is finding a vessel that will not only hold water but has an opening wide enough to hold the seed's root without it touching the seed.
If you don't have a vase like that then you can always stick toothpicks into each quarter and suspend the seed above the water to let the root grow through.
Brad says you can use this method without doing the zip-lock bag trick at the start, however it will take much longer for a root to germinate.
In Brad's video, he showed how eventually he moved the plant from a vase into a pot to let it grow as large as it can be.
Now, you're probably thinking 'omg goodbye forking out $4 for one avocado at the supermarket'. It's worth mentioning that avocado plants take years to eventually be able to start producing actual avocados. But, I guess you have to start somewhere.
Featured Image Credit: Brad Canning/TikTok