Avocado [Mercedes] ~ I am growing a thick stalk, 11/18

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Under the red light today–showing stalk thickness

Having used a fan to harden-off seedlings before transplanting them, I’m using a fan here as well–only a slight breeze. I think the combination of good lighting and air movement makes a difference. I can only know by having an avocado with less light and no fan. Of course, I compare this plant with pictures I see on the Internet. Mercedes leaves are compact. Her stalk is thick.