I don't know about anyone else but I have attempted to grow an Avocado from the Pip a garzillion times. There was one stage when every Avocado Pip was attempted to be grown - and we eat a LOT of Avocados. Attempted being the operative word here. I have no problem getting a Root to grow - though it takes weeks and weeeeeeks, and even once or twice I have managed to get a decent bit of Stalk as well - but alack and alas that is ever as far as they get. Until now. Ladies and Ladies (I really don't think any guys read this - if you do shout out) allow me to introduce you to Audrey III
Though Audrey five million three hundred and eighty five thousand two hundred and sixteen is more appropriate I didn't think it would do her ego much good - so Audrey III it is!! Isn't she a BEAUT! Like her namesake she is going to take over the world (well my garden at least) but unlike her namesake she is Vegan and doesn't require blood to sustain her. Just lots of sunlight and chats over cups of tea. I started her from Pip in the beginning of May this year - so she is doing splendidly. I'm a bit scared that the cold will kill her and for this reason she is in the one spot that gets sunlight through the winter months (we are north facing - bummer!). I would be distraught if she didn't make it, I have become rather obsessed with the whole thing but I have poured so much love and care into Audrey III that it would be very upsetting for anything to happen to her. I'm contemplating bringing her inside the house at night times. Am I bit too obsessed do you think? Gahhh I don't care anyway - I'll be the one laughing when I'm picking my fresh Avocados off her in a few years time! BOO YEAH!