Sunday, October 14, 2012
Alvin's New Home
Our avocado seedling has finally graduated from a glass of water to a flower pot. Alvin (as Dave named it) has taken up residence on the living room windowsill, possibly the sunniest place in the house. Hopefully it will be enough to pull a tropical tree through a dark English winter.
My strategy is to initially provide lots of water to help get its roots established, tapering off before it develops root rot. Hopefully I'll gauge that correctly. Advice is welcome from anyone who's grown a potted avocado!
(FYI, I already took a bit of soil off the top -- I read online that the seed should only be covered about halfway. So it sticks out more now.)