Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Avocado Tree transplant!

So, I wanted to use my earthbox for something other then a tree, because that is permanent and I would love to put herbs in there instead. What I decided to do was to move my avocado tree to out behind my house.
Empty EarthBox
 So my avocado sprout was in the Earthbox HERE , but  I took it from the Earthbox and decided to put it out back. But this left a large open spot just waiting to be filled.

As with any time you transplant some form of plant life it will sustain some kind of damage. This is because the roots that you are disturbing are similar to your insides (stomach, liver, kidney ect.) and if you go poking around in there it will cause some damage, just like getting surgery. 

A good amount of this shock could have been stopped by a good transplant fluid, basically a vitamin bath you cover the plant and its roots in when moving it. It provides all the nutrients and good stuff for the tree
Newly Transplanted Avocado Tree

The leaf wilt from transplant shock

The transplant shock is rather pronounced in the wilting of the smaller newer leaves, as they tend to die out first, leaving the older larger healthier leaves to keep the plant going.

You can see where I put the tree, it gets full all day southern sun exposure, and the plot of dirt is surrounded by black asphalt which increases the heat in the area by probably 10 degrees. All said this little guy will have one heck of a time making it through this summer in its new location. Here is hoping I can keep my little tree alive and well!


  1. poor avocado tree, has shock from being moved! but cute dog.

  2. Your dog looks like a mop, or a muppet.

  3. You need to keep us updated. I have come back to your blog a couple of times just to find it not updated. how is your tree doing? is it huge yet?