It’s right back to the 70s with avocado plants | James Wong

They’re selling for a premium in trendy shops, but you can easily grow your own. Here’s how…

It’s sad when you get to the age where you start seeing old trends coming around again, especially in the notoriously slow-moving world of horticulture. So when I walked into an achingly cool east London houseplant shop recently to see an enormous display of avocado seedlings, neatly potted up with avocado motif labels, I just had to crack a smile. Rather like buying old fashioned milk bottles to decant your supermarket-bought carton into for that added feeling of 1970s “authenticity”, buying a plant that was famously trendy to grow from kitchen waste is, I guess, peak hipster.

If any of you are keen on the look of their glossy, evergreen leaves, but frankly not the silliness of paying for something you can get for free, here’s my guide to growing this retro houseplant from the large seeds you save from your supermarket fruit.

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Source: theguardian – home and garden
It’s right back to the 70s with avocado plants | James Wong