A few days ago as my cousin Wade and I were catching up, he shared his excitement at having one of his three avocado trees finally bear fruit. My bloggy wheels started spinning, and I asked if he’d like to do a guest post here to share the experience with all of you. He thought it was a splendid idea, and even sent along pictures of the gorgeous avocados. Color me jealous.
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It all started about six years ago when my wife Robin and I were thinking about grade school science class. I remember when we used to put three toothpicks in an avocado seed and put it in a jar of water. We’d wait for what seemed like forever, then out popped a little tree. Robin and I decided to try it for ourselves.
The experiment worked, so we decide to throw the tree in the ground and see what happened. One year later, we did the same thing with another avocado seed. A year after that, we repeated the experiment. Not really knowing a lot about the trees (we still don’t), we planted them […]