Avocado [Mercedes] ~ Progress Update [planted outdoors today], 09/03

I do not think she would have survived another stint indoors.

IMG_4471My last update was 9 months ago. She seemed to be fairing reasonably well. In spite of that, the plant dropped a lot of leaves and has only grown one new round of leaves.

I have had her outside since March or so. Nonetheless, I think this plant will grow better planted in the ground, providing I can manage the days when the temps are near freezing.

I feel I do not really have a choice–inside, she will not survive. After removing her from the pot, I see the roots were not happy. Oh well…

I used 3 bags of Black┬áKow Manure–one beneath, one on the sides, and one to finish the sides and cover the top. The hole is deeper than needed, OTOH the depth may better protect the roots from freezing. I hope in a month I can report the Mercedes is showing new life. Please, stay tuned…

Author: jalexartis

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