I'm not much of a green thumb, it's not something I inherited from my mother(who might as well be Mother Nature herself) and am looking for some insight.
I've tried several times to plant and avocado tree from one of the pits of the fruit. Time and time again I am not successful. To the point that I have tried to increase my chances of success by doing multiples at once. I follow the instructions making sure not to damage the pit when o remove it from the fruit delicately cleaning it off with water, putting the toothpicks in the pit about half way from the bottom in a clear container (I used plastic disposable cups this time) making sure that the lower half of the pits is submurse in the water at all times and the time portion is dry at all time in a well lit area (I had them in my window but recently moved to because my windows are not properly sealed so they were getting really cold but moved them next to my roommates lizard tank because I figure with the heating lamp they had a better chance there). One of my four pits have cracked and I can see what looks like a root that hasn't grown passed the bottom of the pit yet and one of the other pits has like an algae type film around the bottom and today I noticed some "almost microscopic slugs " in the water and on the pit.
I had recently read somewhere that you can add plant food or something like that to the water to help them grow, and I was wondering if it's too late to do that? if not, is it recommended/worth it?
And also what do I do about this slug situation, or is that pit a lost cause at this point?