Avocado: Planting & Care
Avocado: A Fruit with its own Month (Mayan Calendar), Grown in YOUR Home
Raise your hand if a creamy spread of avocado on perfectly toasted oat bread, topped with a slice of juicy sun-ripened tomato grown, harvested, and loved in your own home sounds like heaven on a breakfast platter.
Okay, you can put your hand back down now.
Seriously though, this smooth, nutrient-dense fruit has loads of spotlight on it and has for years, (literally like, THOUSANDS...probably more), because it’s just that AMAZING. So let’s talk about it, and feel free to leave a comment with your own thoughts about this yummy bite.
If you asked “why avocados” allow me to answer:
- You did read the part about picking your own home-grown buttery avocado for that toasty, oaty, ridiculously addictive morning toast ritual, right?
- Because they are REALLY expensive at the grocery store, usually you have to chuck them into a brown bag and wait for their hardened little souls to soften, and if you purchase one of ours...AUTONOMY (you say when, when you own your own)
- Oh, and most importantly, #PlantOGrams is making waves in repopulating the Earth with life-giving trees ( well, you know, CO2 )
- Low carb (yes please)
- Nutrient Dense (forget expensive supplements)
- Vitamin K, C, B5, B6, & E
- High in Potassium (love you bananas, but I’m sticking with my ‘cado)
- May lower risk of certain cancers
- Heart Healthy
- Fiber Rich
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Packed with Antioxidants
So, how to begin?
Whether you plan to plant your #PlantOGrams Avocado plant in-door or out, you need to create a plan of action for your new little green baby when it arrives.
Yes, you can plant, grow, pick, and harvest your Avocado tree inside. It requires that you follow only a few simple rules:
- Ensure there are drainage holes in the bottom of your container. This is to prevent drowning your plant. They love water, but too much can really hurt them.
- NEVER water if the soil is already damp, only when it is dry to the touch. You can usually do a cursory glance and tell if the soil is dry or not, or just touch the top of the soil.
- There’s some light maintenance to ensure your plant thrives; removal of yellowed or damaged leaves and branches will allow for new growth and productivity.
- We don’t recommend fertilizing for the first six to eight weeks, but do continue to love, serenade, and water your plants! They get lonely too, you know!
- Light and shade. You will want to give your baby some fresh sunlight, but be sure to also keep them in a well-shaded area while they are acclimating to their new home!
Planting outdoors can be just as rewarding as indoors, but you must remember that just like indoors, your tree will need love and care as it is getting used to the change of scenery. Here are a few tips for outdoor planting:
- Dig a hole that provides adequate space for your plant to stretch its limbs and grow big, luscious fruit.
- Take care while removing your plant from the pot, careful to handle it gently when transferring to the ground.
- Position it upright, so your tree is centered and straight.
- Fill in the hole, water your new #PlantOGrams baby, and watch out for budding babies!
- Lastly, we recommend that you stake your tree to avoid damage from the elements, humans, or animals alike. I know how windy it is on the East Coast, but wherever you are, you don’t want a gust to knock your baby over and possibly damage their roots!
While this might seem like a lot at first glance, once you have the hang of how to properly care for your new tree, you will see how easy it is to grow your own and become a part of the solution to saving our environment. #Impact #Sustainable #savetheearth #plantatree