Avocado Uses 

So many uses for when I get this farm growing. I really need some tips in cultivating these plants. They die so fast after I get them sprouted. What am I doing wrong, because I now need to eat them and smoosh them on my face more?! Well at least coconut oil doesnt go bad as fast. I’ll need to find this in the web to link properly but for now we can sing Fre Sha Vacado

Avocado Uses from Pop Sugar Fitness 
Had not thought of this before: Shaved! 

Please add me to your blog list if you are experiencing great success with avocado farming in your home. Help! 

A Greener We Will Go

Hubs really craved to recreate this cilantro pesto turkey sandwich from a restaurant we tried in Montrose. We couldn’t find this kind of pesto, so had to make it from some recipes online. Pretty strong on the cilantro-ness, but pretty good compliment to turkey, free shavocado and swiss. Plus, new avocado plant seedling. Green, green, green! 

Avocados Can Balance Hormones, Boost Metabolism, And Fight Disease

Avocados were avoided for decades since they were regarded as a fatty food. However, most of the fat in an avocado is monounsaturated, which can prevent heart disease and certain cancers, and can actually lower cholesterol. Luckily, it seems that the popularity of avocados has grown as a result of the traditional understanding of healthy fats,…

http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/avocados-can-balance-hormones-boost-metabolism-and-fight-disease/

A growth plan

So of the near ten seeds I’ve tried growing, only one has survived and another shows some positive signs. 

If there are any botanists out there, what is that plant growing with my avocado?  There looks like a small sprouting plant that’s not supposed to be there. While I’m posting this, we just finished the movie, Martian, so “Go Botanists!” is my feeling right now. 

I’m taking up the GIY movement. Can I coin that one please? Grow It Yourself – GIY. 

 I even saved the egg shells and coffee grounds as advised. Maybe that’s what has helped this crop of two along. Before I tried planting them in the backyard and they burnt to a crisp in the Houston summertime. So I think this shaded part of the front patio area is better.  
Coming soon to a new planter…  

The one I’m pointing to has a small growth and each of the seeds are cracking so it’s expected to open soon. Well it’s winter now. One out of four of these would be an okay ratio considering I’ve gotten this far since 2011. 

The Seeds 2.015

It is sad to note that Ava Cado did not make it past the 5 inch mark, but the farm must go on! Since I killed a few white lilies, I took their beds and dropped in a few more avocado seeds and placed them in the front yard. We will see if location, location, location is all it takes to change the next seedlings fates. Big plus is that they stay at the front door. How can I forget them now?

Avocado Farm Report 15 April 2012

This is our start. These seeds are huge and have already sprouted nicely. This makes for an exciting science experiment because these start to grow pretty quickly and look amazing.

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DIY Avocado Farm!

 

For the love of great greens

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However it happened that my old best bud from junior high started becoming a health freak, I’m glad for it. It had been years since we had time to compare notes on what were going to do when we grow up…so this weekend was great for that. To give you an idea of our brain-brawn relationship…She got the math medal in junior high, and I, the physical education medal.

So to hear she went jogging almost gave me a heart attack. During her visit, she doodled some cool recipes that I want to promote to celebrate mine and her love of avocados and…another, superb food  – spinach!

Ava Cadeau

First of the farm. She auditioned for major roles in Little Shop of Horrors and Aliens.

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Oui, she has a French name too.
I want to say I started growing this seed in the Summer of 2011, because I had lots of time. That’s after I was finding myself hanging around the HEB guacamole counter samples all day. So I also realized my love for the color of fresh avocado. See living room wall paint below.

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