Something I am enjoying a lot learning about is gardening! Never thought it could be so interesting until I actually started doing it, what makes it more fun? doing it with a three year old who finds absolutely everything AMAZING!!
Recently I planted an avocado seed just for the fun of it, I know I won't get any avocados from it because by that time, we will be long gone from this house, but I'm having a blast watching grow everyday! These things really grow so fast, everyday it looks different!! Here are a few pictures from seed to how it looks now!!
|Day 1: Wash the pit and let it dry for a day.|
|Day 2: After it's dry the "skin" will peel off very easily! you will be left with a soft and smooth avocado pit. Submerge it in water like in the picture below, the pit will start to open in just the first week!|
|1 Week : Submerge the pit in water using three toothpicks or tiny nails like I did|
|Week 3: plant your avocado pit root side down, leave half of the pit out. For some reason it grows better this way. Keep it next to a sunny window and water it a little bit everyday.|
This is so much fun to do with your kids! The first thing that comes out of my daughter's mouth every morning is " I want to see my avocado!!" I'll post more pictures of it as it grows.
Another thing we are having fun watching grow is garlic. We just planted it on Monday, only three days ago. It's so easy too! Here are a few pictures from our garlic planting.
|Use the regular garlic you buy at your supermarket|
|Separate a single garlic clove, this is what you will be planting. No need to take off the skin.|
|Plant your garlic in soil with the pointy side up. If you want to get a whole garlic out of it plant it alone in a planter or if planting outside about 2 inches apart.|
|Put your garlic next to a sunny window and water every other day, don't let it get too dry ;)|