And Again With The Avocados

Waaaay back — I’m talking like three or four years — I set out to grow a batch of seeds from four store-bought avocados. All four sprouted leaves but one died rather quickly, and a second one went after a few months. The remaining two now all gangly/spindly and between three- and four-feet tall were recently transplanted into bigger pots, where they’re not the healthiest looking trees in the backyard, but they’re progressing.

So last weekend when I was doing some yard work and came across a half-eaten avocado no doubt pilf’ed from a nearby tree by one of the resident squirrels who then unopportunistically dropped it onto the parkway in front of our house. Instead of throwing it away, I let it rot on our kitchen window sill until last night when I started to throw it away but washed the seed clean of it’s remaining putrifying flesh and set it up to sprout, like so.

In charting this one’s growth I expect to be less sporadic than I was in chronicling the progress of the previous pods (the last post was two years ago when there were three), so you’ve been thusly warned.

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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."