Saturday, January 21, 2012

Growing Pineapples


Starting a new pineapple is easy. Begin with a pineapple you buy at the super market, when it is ready to cut and eat, don’t cut off the top. Twist it off and set it aside for 3 days. On the third day peel off the bottom leaves until you can see the root stubs. At this point place the top into a clear jar of water, topping off the water each day until you see a strong growth of roots. At this time fill a pot with potting soil and a little fertilizer (soil with fertilizer in it is best). You have now started your first pineapple. Keep it in full sun and well watered. It will take about a year or so to flower. The flower is your pineapple, give it times to mature.
Follow the steps in the photo's below 
                                     
                                                                                                                                                                      PINEAPPLE WITH TOP TWISTED OFF                              


TOP BEFORE LEAVES REMOVED






TOP WITH BOTTOM LEAVES REMOVED








READY FOR JAR OF WATER









PLACE INTO JAR OF WATER


PLANT INTO POT