The fact that avocado is easy to grow from seed is well known and sufficiently documented online, but I still couldn’t resist adding my own version. To suspend the seed so that it’s bottom touches water, most people use toothpicks, while I opted for a pair of unused gift miniature party forks that I frankly didn’t know what to do with.
After what seemed like forever (about 3 months), the avocado on the right suddenly came to life, it split in two, and sprouted two roots and a little green shoot (see photo on the right). If it survives, I might later re-plant it into a regular pot and give it as a present to a friend.
Although the seedling probably uses nutrients stored in the seed, I’ve added a tiny amount of hydroponic nutrient into the water to make it grow faster.