Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
Muddle-headed Kay
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A growing problem

I've been looking into growing avocado plants from pits, and all the information I can find suggests the insertion of three toothpicks or cocktail sticks into the pit so that it can be suspended with the base of the pit immersed in water and the rest of it in the air.

It strikes me that this isn't a configuration likely to be found in the natural way of things, so why is this so frequently recommended, and how do avocados manage to germinate in the wild without their toothpicks?
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