About 2 yrs ago, I unintentionally planted two avocado trees in my worm/compost bin. Seeing all the Youtube videos and sites about how hard it is to grow avocados from pits and how you need to do this or that; I didn't think twice about them actually sprouting much less gain traction in growing. Once I discovered they had indeed sprouted, I decided to pot them and keep them going...........
Fast forward to present day, I managed to keep them alive through two winters and also managed to separate them mid-season into to separate containers. After all this I find myself trying to figure out what I need to do now. I currently live in an apartment. I am not ready to plant them in the ground, but after repotting them two months ago, I find myself in need of repotting them again as the roots were growing out of the weep holes of the container.
The questions I have are as follows:
1) Should I keep repotting the trees into larger containers until I can replant them in the ground?
2) I find the roots to be fragile (more fragile than **normal**, found this out when separating the two trees), is there a method to control the root growth without damaging the tree?
If pictures are needed to assess the situation, I can oblige. I believe the container its in currently is a 20 gal.
Last, with so much time invested (not to mention the fruits are my favorite snack), I do not want to lose these trees, but my patio space is limited. Thank you in advance for any help, it is greatly appreciated....