We like to grow things here at Rolling Hills Farm. any thing we eat that has a seed my kids and I try and grow. MY kids are just as eager if not more than me to see what we can grow. We are still trying to figure out the pineapple thing. Supposedly it's easy but we have tried a handful of times with no success. Now mangoes, that is a different story. We have no problem sprouting them, we just have lots of litter fingers that have snapped of a little sproutling more than once. Poor little sproutlings.
We have also had great success with apple seeds, tangerines, avocados, and pomegranate, Every time something sprout we are excited. This thing called life is amazing and it is fascinating to watch this seemingly dead seed come to life and turn into something wonderful! Certainly not a chance chemical reaction! There is some incredible design work going on here.
Starting a Mango From Seed
Our part in facilitating this miracle is pretty easy. It only take four steps.
At first I thought this wasn't going to be a good seed because the shell didn't look full. The seed was small but still full and plump although the shape is a little odd. Despite the funny shape, you can see that it has already sprouted which isn't entirely uncommon with mango seeds.
What to Watch Out For
Your mango should sprout anywhere between 1 -3 weeks. I dug one of ours up to show you what it look like when it starts to spout. See the little bulge on the side. This is where the little sprout will come up.
If you find that it doesn't sprout, dig out the seed and look it. If it is all black and soft you probably watered it too much. Keep this in mind next time you try and keep trying! The picture below is of one of our mangoes about 1 month after we planted it.
Are you gong to try this? Let me know how it goes for you or if you have had success sprouting something that I haven't mentioned. We'd love some new ideas.
Hello, I'm Jaci. I love gardening and being outside in God's amazing creation. I'm passionate about whole foods and clean eating. I look forward to sharing my farming adventures and helping you reach your gardening goals!