Thrifty Science: Growing an Avocado Houseplant

We made a big batch of homemade guacamole yesterday, so I saved the 4 avocado seeds in hopes of trying to grow our own avocado houseplants.  I figure it will make for a great hands-on, FREE science lesson for Luke (age 4) and Lilah (age 2) to watch the roots and stem start to grow from the seed.  We are all about thrifty preschool lessons! :)

How to grow an avocado plant from a seed


Here is the website with the directions for what to do.  It’s really simple and all you need are an avocado seed, toothpicks, a glass, and water.  We didn’t have toothpicks, so we broke off wooden skewers and used those instead.


We followed the directions on the California Avocado Commission’s website


We just started ours today, so I’ll post again when — if!!! — they start to grow!  If they don’t grow, we’ll just buy more avocados and try again.  We LOVE guacamole!! :)

Have you ever grown an avocado plant?

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