Imagine the joy and satisfaction of pulling a ripe avocado from a tree that you planted yourself, right in your own backyard. Now imagine a personal orchard of avocado trees—why not? The Avocado Tree Starter Kit makes it easy to turn the pits into healthy little saplings. Simply place one pit into each of the three kit-provided pods, provide water, and wait (30 to 90 days). Once the pits have germinated, plant your baby avocados in the yard or, if more suitable for your climate, a set of portable containers you can move indoors for winter. Available at Uncommon Goods; $20.