I stumbled upon a video from Mr EastCoastMan where he shows how to grow an avocado plant and found out that the guy behind the video lives in Canada. Canada is even colder then the Netherlands, so growing a plant like he did shouldn’t be a problem.
I bought two avocados which were produced without pesticides etc., biological avocados as they call them here. I peeled of the shell from one avocado, pinned it with two forks aside of the seed and placed it in a glass of water on the 5th of December 2015.
I watched it once a week, I refilled the glass with water every week but nothing really exciting happened but a month later, on 5th of January I saw a crack in the seed. Its a little difficult the see but in the center of the bottom there is a crack and it splitting open the seed almost in half.
I am excited about the process and I will keep you posted.
Update on January 13th: Its been 8 days since my last post and today I took a picture where you can see the new root coming out very clear. I picked another glass and refreshed the water completely.
Update on January 31th: I had to refresh the water and throw away the peace lily flower. But look how it has grown, unfortunately I still see no leaves yet but the root system reached the bottom of the glass after 1 week since my last update. But It has been two months since I placed this seed in a glass with water, the leaves should have been there by now :/
Update on Februari 16th: This morning I only refilled the glas with water but my avocado seed finally cracked open completely today. I think its because of the sun, it’s shining all day and the room temperature rised up like its Summertime …. but still no sign of leaves coming out :/ The root grows longer and longer so I stay patient.
Update on March 20th: Finally a stem appeared. Its 7 cm tall and also the root system branced out. From the moment I placed the seed into water and waited until I saw a stem growing , 10 weeks had passed.
Update on March 30th: Its a fact, my plant is getting taller, The first leaves are showing.
Update on April 19th: bigger leaves , bigger leaves and 35 cm in length
If you want to try and grow your own avocado tree, try this AvoSeedo Bowl Set.