My oldest son came home from kindergarten today and told me how to grow an avocado tree from an avocado seed. Last weekend's bountiful baskets produce came with lots of avocados, so there was no reason not to grow our own avocado tree. He told me that you needed to put 2 toothpicks in each side, then place it a glass of water. So, we did!
Afterwards, I went to About.com to confirm that we weren't totally wasting our time and it looks like my kid did a really good job paying attention today. I'll try to update you on our avocado tree progress.