Monday, November 18, 2013

Use those avocado pits

You know how much I love to find creative uses for all sorts of "junk"; I just stumbled upon this fun link of ideas for your surplus of avocado pits which you might have wanted to dump into the trash (or, at most, into the compost pile).

We came up with an idea of our own.

Avocado seeds in a child's hands.    Date: 31 May, 2008.  Location: Ottawa, Ontario
(Photo isn't mine. USB isn't working for some reason. Taken from here.)

Look at these seeds. Don't they rather look like eggs? We think they do (especially the large ones). The brown outer shell is pretty easily peeled once the seed is washed and dried. We have accumulated a few this way, and intend to use them as "dummy eggs", to encourage our hens to lay where we want them to lay.

What do you think? Will it work? I'll be waiting with baited breath for the results of our ingenuity... :o)

2 comments:

Lady Anne said...

That's a fantastic idea! I don't see any reason it wouldn't work. Real "nest eggs" are hard to find around here, and I live in farm country. Let us know how it works.

Miriam said...

I just learned avocado pits and skins can be used in dyeing. They give lovely dusty rose shade of pink

https://www.google.fi/#q=dyeing+with+avocado+skins

Kathy has good instructions on her blog

http://www.adelightsomelife.com/2013/09/natural-dye-avocado.html