If you’re looking for an easy DIY project this might be something for you. Don’t worry if you have a bad track record of keeping plants alive, so have I. And I managed to grow two of these babies from mangos I bought in the supermarket.
Being able to grow your own food is a useful yet underrated skill. Not to mention that it’s probably healthier and a whole lot cheaper. I’m starting with growing a mango plant from a store bought mango. Yes I know it will take years before it would grow fruit (if at all in our Dutch climate) but it is said to be a fairly easy plant to grow. And since I’m all for starting simple and small I thought, let’s give it a go!
Here’s the step by step for growing your own mango plant from a store bought mango:
1. Eat it
2. Scrape off all the flesh with a knife
3. Crack the seed open on the side with a knife. Be careful!
4. Take the inside out and wrap it in a wet piece of paper. Store in a plastic bag for a couple of days until it sprouts.
5. Plant it and keep the little sprout out of the soil.
6. Water as soon as the top of the soil starts to feel dry.
A while back I saw this video that explains the process quite well.
The plant above is from a seed I removed from a mango on June 29, so almost 6 weeks ago. I love that I can do this practically for free! I am aware that I will probably not harvest any mangos from it but I do have free plants do decorate my living room with. Pretty cool!
– X Marloes
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