Grow Free Fruit: Using Kitchen Scraps for Homegrown Fruit Trees

Have you ever wondered if you could grow your favorite fruits at home for free? Well, it turns out you can!

With just a few simple steps shown in a popular video that got, plus a sprinkle of patience, you can transform kitchen scraps into thriving fruit plants.

Let’s dive into the exciting world of growing avocados, mangos, cherries, dragon fruits, and pomegranates from scratch!

Avocado Adventure

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Picture this: You’re about to slice into a creamy avocado, but hold on!

  • Instead of tossing the seed, grab a spoon and gently scoop it out. Soak the seed in water for an hour, then remove the skin.
  • Now, get three toothpicks or, even better, shower rod rings, and position them around the seed.
  • Place the seed in a glass of water, ensuring only the bottom touches it.
  • Change the water daily using filtered water. You’ll witness a little sprout emerging from the bottom in just four weeks.
  • Exciting, right? Be patient and wait until it grows to about 6 inches before trimming it back to encourage further growth.
  • Keep repeating this until you have a beautiful avocado plant!

Marvelous Mangos

sprouting mango seed
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Next up, we have mangos.

  • Start by enjoying a delicious mango, savoring every juicy bite.
  • Once you’ve devoured the fruit, find the husk-like seed inside.
  • Soak the seed in water for an hour, then plant it in a pot with the curved side down.
  • Water it gently, cover it with a bottle or a bag to maintain humidity, and watch the magic unfold.
  • When the seedling reaches about 6 inches, transplant it into a bigger pot.

Get ready to enjoy your very own mango tree!

Cheery Cherries

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Now, let’s talk cherries.

  • Wash a ripe cherry under cold water, gently removing the fruit until you’re left with the pit.
  • Using sharp cutters, create a small cut on the pit’s outer shell to expose the seed inside. Rehydrate the seed by soaking it in water for a couple of hours.
  • Then, place the seed on a wet paper towel and sprinkle a little cinnamon to prevent mold. Fold the towel and wrap it in foil before refrigerating. After some time, you’ll see the seed sprouting.
  • Plant it in a pot with soil, water it lightly, and create a humid environment by covering it with a bottle.

Dazzling Dragon Fruit

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Now, let’s explore the fascinating world of exotic dragon fruit. This is a fantastic project to involve the little ones too!

  • Instead of devouring those tiny seeds, grab a piece of toilet paper and press it onto the fruit. The seeds will stick to the paper.
  • Place them in a pot with soil, mixing in some crushed dragon fruit shells for enhanced soil quality and drainage.
  • Cover the seeds with soil, mist them with water, and cover the pot with plastic or a Ziploc bag. Find a warm, well-lit spot for it to grow. Soon, you’ll witness the emergence of adorable dragon fruit seedlings.

Pomegranate Paradise

Pomegranate fruit tree
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Last but not least, let’s unlock the world of pomegranates.

  • Save a few seeds from a juicy store-bought pomegranate and smush them with a paper towel to remove the fruit.
  • Soak the seeds in water for about six hours, then place them on a wet paper towel inside a Ziploc bag.
  • Find a warm and dark spot for the bag to rest, like a cabinet above the oven.
  • After a few days, the seeds will sprout.
  • Plant each seed in a pot with soil, water them gently, and cover them with a bottle to maintain humidity.
    As they grow, transplant them into larger pots. Before you know it, you’ll have your very own pomegranate paradise!

Comments From The Viewers

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The comments on the videos about growing fruits from kitchen scraps are filled with excitement and gratitude.

One commenter expresses their gratitude for finally learning what to do with avocado pits, “I’ve been waiting to see what to do with avocado pits. Thank you ”

Another commenter proudly shares their success, stating, “I’ve grown 3 trees like this, and one is about 1.5m”

The last comment applauds, “Great man for teaching how to garden 101. Kudos to you, sir.”

5 exotic fruits you can grow at home!
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Davin is a jack-of-all-trades but has professional training and experience in various home and garden subjects. He leans on other experts when needed and edits and fact-checks all articles.