Those who have read along knew that I'd been enjoying a lot of avocados that Spring and lots of those large pits ended up in the compost.
We found several in the compost that had sprouted. Hey. Cool.
I took one that had split open with a short rootlet and, for a lark, planted it in a small pot in front of the Queen of the Prairie along the brick wall.
I really just forgot about it. We got good rain in July so I didn't do anything to it.
The rains dried up in August so now and then I'd look in, splash some water into the pot, then move on to fill the little birdbath.
Imagine my surprise on Aug 16th when I looked in - and something looked back!
An avocado? Or had some squirrel buried a pignut hickory in there when I wasn't looking?
I quickly covered it, nonetheless with one of my MANY colorful wire mesh baskets to protect it from said squirrels.
Now, 8 days later, you can see leaves filling in. Also you can see there is more than 1 stem. (There's a little one at the soil line.)
And, yep, research shows it IS an avocado sprout!
Hopefully, I'll have an interesting houseplant to keep me company this winter. And, who knows.
In 20 years or so I might get some avocados. *heh*