The Pruning

Well we thought the time had come, but it turns out after a re-read of the instructions we were actually way overdue in taking the next step with the most advanced of the four avocado seedlings we’d been nurturing in the kitchen windowsill since last month.

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Whereas we thought we were supposed to let the thing grow to a foot long and then cut it back to six or seven inches, nope. We missed the part where it instructed to cut it back to three or four inches when it hits six inches tall.


So we improvised and cut it back to about seven inches then put it in a pot whereupon we crossed our fingers and hoped we didn’t totally mess things up.

More pix of the potting after the jump

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 We’ll give it it’s first day in direct sunlight tomorrow! Grow, baby. Grow!

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."