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Edit: Here are the instructions:

 

 

 

We already have the Countdown Topic which counts down to 2023...

..but lets make it a little more real! Something... tangible...

LET'S EACH GROW AN AVOCADO TREE! By the time 2023 arrives, we'll have a small tree growing in the house and we'll look back and say, "Hey! That didnt take too long! I have a tree, Im rich.. nice!"

I've successfully grown dozens of trees in the house. I'll put up instructions later on how to do it.

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let me give a few tips..

I've been growing mine since 2015! It's still really small though :(

The really hard part is getting the seed to sprout (keep it in a really warm place)

Once it starts growing:

DONT place it in direct sunlight

DONT be changing position (They like to stay in one place)

DONT water it alot

They are really tough plants to own until they grow! (kinda like our favorite crypto-asset :) )

Edited by XRPHdlr

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5 hours ago, XRPHdlr said:

et me give a few tips..

I've been growing mine since 2015! It's still really small though :(

The really hard part is getting the seed to sprout (keep it in a really warm place)

Once it starts growing:

DONT place it in direct sunlight

DONT be changing position (They like to stay in one place)

DONT water it alot

They are really tough plants to own until they grow! (kinda like our favorite crypto-asset :) )

thanks for the tips! the funny thing is (and not to discount your avocado knowledge), i keep mine in direct sun, and only grow then in water. i have a 15 year old avocado tree in the house grown hydroponically which has never touched soil, whose roots are still are in water!

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6 minutes ago, XRPto50dollars said:

thanks for the tips! the funny thing is (and not to discount your avocado knowledge), i keep mine in direct sun, and only grow then in water. i have a 15 year old avocado tree in the house grown hydroponically which has never touched soil, whose roots are still are in water!

Nice!!! I meant to say for little trees, cause they're used to growing in the shade of their mother tree :)

My little leaves are light green, and the Greek sun is too strong for them, they used to get burned and fall..

What I can say for sure, is that's it's definitely a survivor! I've moved it to 2 island locations and in very different climates and it's still alive and well (probably that's why it's taking so long to grow :crazy:

Once they are grown I'm sure they won't get enough of it!

15 years you say..:blink:!!!

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How to grow your Avocado Tree Time Machine

1. Wash your avocado:

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2. Take a sharp knife and cut around the entire avocado being careful NOT to cut into the seed:

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3. Separate the two sides:

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4. Cut quadrants around the seed for easy/clean removal. Or just dig it out with your fingers:

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5. The seed. Clean off the seed with water:

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6. Peeling the seed:
The trick to getting an avocado to grow is to peel off the skin. Water has to touch the seed to activate growth.
Removing the skin will cut down the waiting time for initial growth dramatically.
Run the seed under water and gently peel the skin off.
(It can be a pain in the rear-end, just take your time.)

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7. Completely peeled seed:

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8. The seed can be slippery! Be sure the seed is completely dry!! Using three toothpicks, GENTLY push
them in, one at a time, at the following angle so that the seed will sit in water when finished:
VERY DANGEROUS! The toothpick can snap and pierce your skin or eyeball.
I do this safely by pre-poking the toothpick into the seed, then setting the toothpick on a table and GENTLY
pushing the seed down into the toothpick. You only have to get the toothpick in a little bit.

IMPORTANT! The seed has a TOP and a BOTTOM! The pointy part is the top. The FLAT part goes in the water!

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9. Repeat for all three toothpicks. BE CAREFUL! :

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10. The bottom of the seed should sit in water:

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11. Make an "Avocado Tree Time Machine" card and mark the date you start!

 

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..and you're done! Now we wait several weeks to months for it to begin to grow. It's VERY SLOW!!

If you want, you can keep the tree's roots in water FOREVER and never have to plant it in soil!!
Just be sure to keep the water level just below the toothpicks so that they do not rot. 

It can be very difficult to judge the passing of time. Now that we have our Avocado Tree Time Machine,
we can visually experience the progression of time. Every red and green day of XRP will be a part of 
your tree. And in 2023 your tree will be a small testament to your investment.

I'd love to see your Avocado Tree Time Machine pictures!

Enjoy!

 

 

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14 minutes ago, RegalChicken said:

I eat avocados a few times a week. definitely have to try this. 

theyre very good for you! you better your chances by doing 2 or 3 seeds at once. that way if one fails, you have 2 more chances without having to wait months

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