It’s early September and just as I had hoped, the two avocado trees have thrived. The taller tree is somewhere between 3′ and 4′ tall and is beginning to trade its green stem for a barkier one — I can’t think of any other way to describe it. It’s been growing quickly, so I have been pinching off new growth every couple of weeks. Again, my goal is to keep these guys on the small side knowing that they will have to come inside for the winter. The smaller tree is about a foot shorter, but seems to be putting out new growth just as fast as its sibling.
Spring has returned and it is time to re-plant my avocado trees. I picked out a couple of thick, plastic pots at Lowe’s. The new digs are significantly bigger than the old ones to give them room to grow. I put some drainage rock at the bottom of the pot and filled in the rest with gardening soil. I’m hoping that this encourages them to grow a bit more. I had pinched them back a couple of times which seems to have slowed their growth a bit. As you can see, they’ve returned to the outdoors after being cooped up in my office all winter. We’ll see how they fare.