It dawned on me one day that as soon as I was done eating a yummy avocado mixed in a salad for lunch, or a delicious mango on a summer day I should have not been so quick to toss out the seeds. Instead, I should have planted the seeds. Well, the next time I had an avocado or mango, I did just that, and I am happy to say that within a few weeks an avocado tree began to grow. I was not so successful with the mango, but I am up for the challenge. One day I will have a mango tree in my backyard.
Saving the seeds is a great way to help out the environment, by planting your own fruits and vegetables. So the next time you enjoy a mango, or any other fruit think about planting the seed instead of tossing it into the garbage, to only end up in a landfill or garbage dump somewhere.
According to Save a Tree “One tree can absorb as much carbon in a year as a car produces while driving 26,000 miles.” Check out their website if you have a moment, they have some pretty neat facts about trees and the importance of trees.
Happy tree planting! xo