Monday, April 4, 2011

The Terrible Avocado Experiment!

Okay, so just as I promised, I will now begin my experiment on avocado seeds in different environments... unfortunately my camera has gone missing and I am unable to take pictures for now... But all is not lost, for the internet is a wonderful thing full of many pictures of avocado seeds and other people doing their own experiments. Not that I will only use other's pictures, I don't do that... But for the mean time, their pictures should suffice because I'm pretty sure for the most part all avocado seeds look pretty much the same. I'm sure by the time something starts happening I will have found my very own camera and I will post all the pictures I can. Anyway, here is the gist of my experiment...

To start, I'm going to keep one seed suspended in a soda can in my room where it will get light for most of the day (I have a south-facing window), and it is usually 65 degrees or more. This will be the control as it has the best circumstances for plant growth. The second one will be outside of my window, also suspended in a soda can where it will receive about the same amount of sunlight, but will be exposed to colder temperatures at night and also pests during the day. A third one will be outside in  makeshift greenhouse where it will be exposed to the same cold temperatures at night, but without the pests during the day. The fourth and final avocado seed will be outside in a plastic bottle in good quality compost and soil. This is to see if good quality soil makes any difference at all. Now I'm sure there are a lot of people who already know what the outcome is going to be, and I could just as easily look it up myself. But what's the fun in that?

Yes, I know this blog was much longer than my others, but please bear with me. From now on they will be considerably shorter because I won't have to explain everything. I will simply post pictures and say what's going on. Now I do have somewhat of a life, so I will not update every day, however I will most likely do it 2 to 3 times a week. Thank you again for all my supporters out there, I couldn't have done it without you.

1 comment:

  1. Good Show man! now all we have to do is wait for your fancy camera to show up!
    What BRAND or KIND of avacado are you growing? HOW is it suspended in this water? is the water just tap water? and did you know it takes around 5-6 weeks for this process to wind up in a sprouted avacado?