A Collection of Avocado pits

I’d seen avocado pits with toothpicks poked in them in passing but had never had thought much of it. At the end of March this year my boyfriend was about to go back to Australia due to COVID-19. While he was still in Vancouver I half-joking asked him to “do the toothpick thing on this avocado pit.”

I didn’t expect anything to grow, but lo’ and behold a root started to break through the bottom of the seed. Shortly after, a little stem on top started to peek through. Nearly five months have passed, and the first avocado pit has grown to be over 30cm tall. 

I have five other avocado pits hoping to grow as big and strong as the first one. They started at the beginning of COVID. I wonder how tall they’ll be at the end.