Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Grow your own pineapple!

Ed grew his own pineapple plant a few years ago and he is trying his luck at it again! 
 
Step 1:  Cut off the top of the pineapple.  There is a space between the yellow part of the fruit and the "stem" or the prickly part that needs to stay WITH the top.  (see photo)


Just under the stem on the pineapple are "roots" that help it to grow to make more pineapple. This is why the "roots" need to stay with the "stem" or prickly part.

Step 2:  Let the "stem" of the pineapple dry out.  Keep it in a cool place, upside down for at least 24 hours or until the bottom is completely dried out. 

Step 3:  After the "stem" is all dried out, place it in a small glass of water.  (This is the bottom of the "stem" where you can see the "roots" in the water.)

Step 4: Change the water every day or two.  Keep in a sunny place with filtered light.  After the "roots" start to grow, place in a pot with acidic fertilizer and potting soil.  After it has been planted in the pot, it can share its love outside. 


6 comments:

Megan said...

Seriously? This will work? Do you get a whole tree out of it? How long until you get your own fruit? How much space do you need for it to grow?

Melissapher said...

Neat idea. Do you have to have a temperate climate? Could you pot the tree indoors??

The Frasers said...

That sounds pretty sweet! When you get pineapple you'll have to send us some :)

katie kortman said...

crazy that you can actually grow a pineapple! and the photo you asked about... those feathers had not yet been dyed...

Brett and Larysa said...

Hey Brooke!! =D It is good to find your blog! The pineapple plant is a fun idea.

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