April 5, 2016

a short love story about avocado plants

I can't remember what started this, but a few years ago I suddenly wanted an avocado plant in my life. In the beginning I saved two pits and tried to make them come alive, I planted one in soil and placed another one with its butt into water. They both started rotting after a while. People kept telling me to put them into water since that is how it should be done, but honestly the water approach never worked for me. I gave up.

Last year I put two pits into soil again and kept watering, and a few weeks later something happened. They started cracking and soon these tiny, soft light green leaves where finding their way up. They kept growing into little plants. I was worried they wouldn't survive winter, but to my surprise they seemed fine all along.

Not long ago new sprouts started coming and one of them is almost too big to fit in my kitchen window. The little one just got a new pot. I hope I can keep them alive.

16 comments :

  1. I have avocado plants too! :D I do not like avocado but I like having plants that have fruits!

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    1. I actually didn't like avocados either before I started this, but now I love it! I think I've heard something like if you eat something 17 times you'll start to like it.. maybe that's it :)

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  2. Åh vilka fina! Måste testa plantera jag med. Körde du på vanlig blomjord? Stod de soligt eller så? Pepp!

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    1. Ja, gör det! Jag kommer inte riktigt ihåg vilken jord jag började med men antingen var det vanlig blomjord eller kompostjord (min killes föräldrar har en kompost där vi hämtar jord ibland, hur smidigt som helst!). De stod i ett fönster som har sol från förmiddag till tidig eftermiddag under sommaren och så hade jag den ena i en glasburk och ett vanligt glas över den andra för att få en liten växthuseffekt (men luftade ungefär en gång om dagen). :)

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  3. JESUS CHRIST HOW I LOVE TO COME HERE AND SEE NEW POSTS!!!!!!
    I hope they live for a long time!
    I just realized it's been four years I "know" you. Time goes by really fast. I remember when I saw your photos for the first time! Beautiful as always. Kisses, sweet!

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  4. I never knew avocado plant looked this beautiful! :)

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  5. Åh jag gjorde precis som du och satte dem i jord och det har gått hur bra som helst! Däremot har jag planterat dem i en stor kruka tillsammans, för då kan de (om tusen år) befrukta sig och få frukt. Helt underbara växter!

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  6. I love plants but I didn't ever see an avocado plant till now. Good for you! They look gorgeous!

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  7. And I can't even grow sunflowers without killing them..

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  10. Hi Annette
    I really love your photos and blog.
    May I ask you what template you are using? I find it so hard to find a simple design showing big images.
    Thank you very much
    Lea

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    1. Hi Lea! Sorry for the late reply first of all, finding it a bit hard to get back into this blogging-thing :) Anyway, I use a really old template from when I first created this blog like eight years ago. I think it was called Minima, but I have changed a lot of the html-coding. A good idea is to find a template you kind of like (even if it doesn't include big images) and then change the width of the entry/content-wrapper in the html-section of your template. xo

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  11. love the plant!

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    Alessa Bernal :)

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  12. My work buddy just had an avocado, and we had a huge discussion on how you would grow an avocado plant. You've inspired me, I'm going to plant it and see what happens! xox

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