Okay, Guacamole...but we call it Gook-A-Mol-E around here. While I was grocery shopping yesterday, I noticed the avocados were on sale and suddenly I had a craving for guacamole. Interesting how that happens, huh? I grabbed 2 of them because I can hog quite a bit of guacamole.
Of course, while Mr. LH was cutting them open because he makes the guac around here, he asked if we were going to try to sprout the pits. Why not? We haven't done that yet. And though our "sunny window" spots are practically non-existent, I figured I could create someplace to keep the dishes for the next couple months while the avocado pits do their thing. I HAD been considering installing shelving right in front of the windows, hadn't I? Yes, I have. Glass shelves. Right across the front of the windows. I could use that extra space for houseplants...and avocados. But then I read from the experts (The California Avocado Commission) that you need a warm place out of direct sunlight. THAT was much easier to provide!
So while Mr. LH finished making the guacamole, I proceeded to prep the pits...toothpicks, water, etc.
I do hope they do well. These were organic avocados so maybe they'll have a better chance of sprouting. And I have heard they could take three months or more to get to the planting stage. That would put us into Spring - the perfect time to move them outside for a bit of sun each day.