Houseplants from Produce

Grow Houseplants from Produce

You don't have to go to a nursery or florist to find a suitable houseplant. You can pick up everything you need to grow your own while you're at the supermarket. Use our tips to grow an avocado, papaya, guava, or many other exotic plants from seed.

Thu, 5 Aug 2010|

The produce aisle isn't just for eating, it's also for planting. House plants can be kind of expensive to buy, but I'm gonna show you how you can grow a great plants from produce in your grocery store. Now, there's a long list of fruits that you can harvest the seeds from in order to grow your plant. There's papaya, pomegranate, guava. You could use lemons or limes, or passion fruit actually, and this is one that I have started. Almost anything with a seed is fair gain. Avocados are actually a good choice because they come with a nice big seed. And remember when you're getting your seeds from your fruit, make sure you soak the seeds for a little while in the water in order to loosen up some of the flesh that maybe still clings to the seeds. Sometimes, the fruits can be very acidic and it can prevent it from germinating. So, once you've got your seed, dry it off, here, clean it up. You're going to want to plant in a pot. Cover up with your soil, and then just wait. Now, most of these will germinate and grow best with lots of light and with humidity and temperatures over 70 degrees. Then, just sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.