Start with a ripe avocado: Choose a fully ripe avocado to ensure a healthy seed inside.
Remove the seed: Carefully cut the avocado around the seed, then gently remove it.
Clean the seed: Rinse the seed to remove any remaining fruit, but avoid removing the brown skin.
Locate the top and bottom: Identify the top (pointy end) and bottom (flatter end) of the seed.
Insert toothpicks: Stick toothpicks into the sides of the seed, about halfway up, to suspend it in a glass of water.
Fill a glass with water: Place the seed in a glass filled with water, submerging the bottom inch.
Change water regularly: Change the water every few days to prevent mold growth.
Wait for roots to grow: In a few weeks, you'll see roots sprouting from the bottom of the seed.
Transfer to soil: Once the roots are about 2-3 inches long, transplant the seed into a pot with well-draining soil.
Provide sunlight and care: Place the pot in a sunny spot, water it regularly, and watch your avocado tree grow!