Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pineapple Plants

Well, I got this idea from +Aarica Langdon on +Blythe Raw Live show a while back. I tried it last month & the poor thing didn't make it. So, I am trying 2 more. These 2 have really good roots already, so hopefully, they will grab hold of the soil well.
Make sure you get a ripe pineapple by pulling on a leaf about an inch up from the top of the pineapple. If it pulls out easily, the fruit is ripe.

To plant the top, all you do is grab hold of the pineapple firmly and twist the top off. Then, pluck the leaves off until about an inch of the base is bare of leaves. You can see all the rootlets near the bottom. Clean out that fleshy section that is protruding from the bottom with your fingers if there is a lot.
Plant it in good potting soil, water thoroughly & hopefully, it will take hold and grow. It takes about 18 months for the plant to mature and bear a new pineapple.

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