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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby angusrobinson » Jun 19, 2009 5:06 pm

Oh yes, I rotate him every day!

By the way, I have stopped feeding him coffee - I only did that twice. I have a friend with a PHD in plant biology who told me that even though it has short term benefits, it's very bad to do that in the long term because the acidity in the coffee would kill the roots.
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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby Laura » Jun 19, 2009 5:09 pm

So there really IS a reason to not let youngsters have these things .... and you can back that up with a PHD if he gives you any arguement .... :P
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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby Aigle » Jun 20, 2009 9:49 am

Looks a bit like a helicoptor, but a HEALTHY one :)

Maybe it's taking time off to allow the root system to catch up to the leaves.

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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby kelly_m » Jun 21, 2009 11:09 am

Frank is much less of a tongue twister..... :twisted:

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(ooooh I believe that's two votes for Frank!)
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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby angusrobinson » Jun 26, 2009 5:18 pm

So, this week there has been some progress... most notably, the single sprout at the top has now divided into 3, which is a great sign. Soon these 3 tiny leaves will be as big as the full grown ones! The trunk is also getting a little thicker, but overall, it's still not growing as fast as I'd like it to (but isn't that always the case?).

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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby kelly_m » Jun 26, 2009 5:24 pm

Oooooo Frank's growing up....sniff.....
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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby Laura » Jun 27, 2009 7:17 pm

Little Ralph is going to be a big,big boy .... yes he is !!

We are so proud.

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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby angusrobinson » Jun 29, 2009 5:45 pm

The poll is live! Now go vote!

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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby Aigle » Jun 29, 2009 6:08 pm

*shrug* I may not win the "give Timotree his/her final name" but I WAS the person who came up with the contest idea...

...That mean's I'm its Godmother (Godplanter?) nomatter what! :P

I promise to give Timotree the proper education befitting a young urban avocado growing up amongst the trials and tensions of the 21st century.
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Re: Growing an avocado tree on my desk

Postby aboyhishoeandtheirgarden » Jun 30, 2009 2:10 pm

This is FANTASTIC!! What inspiration! In Canada, it's too cold to grow them outdoors... I can't WAIT to do this on my desk! Thanks so much for sharing!! :D

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