Several months back, I opted for avocado instead of mayonnaise on my sandwich for lunch. Many of my students were fascinated with the avocado, mostly because they hadn't seen one or seen the seed of one before. After the question of What is that? was answered, the follow up question was, Can we plant it?
But of course! Now I know that I don't live in the proper climate to truly produce fruit, but I'm pretty sure the tree could still grow. So, the students researched how to plant the seed and shared the tasks of prepping the seed for it's new home in a mason jar full of water.
For months we watched the seed, squealed over any new sign of life forming, and left the year with the hope for an avocado tree.
I changed the water in the jar, placed the seed in my kitchen windowsill and literally forgot about it. Now, when I placed the seed jar in the window, there was already a root at the bottom and a little plant peeking through one of the cracks of the seed. Imagine my surprise the other day to see that plant sitting tall in the air on a branch! I just had to share it with you.
What new plant have you tried growing lately?