In the mean time, I've been on an avocado kick- they're so delicious! I've been putting them on sandwiches, in wraps, making guacamole and eating them salted, straight out of their peel. As fun as I find it to whack its big seed with my knife to ease it from the fruit, I feel bad throwing it away. So I decided to find out how to grow my own avocado plant.
I found this website that told me everything I needed to know- and it couldn't be easier! Carefully remove the avocado pit (minus the hack marks) and wash any residue off under the sink. Then, take three toothpicks and wiggle them into the thickest part of the seed. Suspend the pit over a glass of water, making sure to keep the base covered and the top dry. Place it in a sunny spot and in 3-6 weeks the top will begin to sprout and the bottom will grow roots. I think I can handle this!
If you want to know what to do when your little avocado grows up, be sure to read the rest of the article. Right now I'm just hoping I don't kill a plant that hasn't even sprouted yet. I will keep you updated!