I have grown avocados from seed many times over the years with much success. Usually using the toothpick method. This experiment is trying to root them standing in a bed of water beads instead of poking them. I soaked the seeds in water for a week and finally got the water beads today. The beads have now been soaked and swollen. I placed them in tiny plastic containers that I picked up at the Dollar Tree resting the avocado seeds atop them with what should be sprout side up. Now just to wait and see if roots appear.