Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I've Got A Loverly Bunch Of Pineapples!!

Did you know that you can grow your own pineapples?!

You don't have to live in a tropical oasis to do so, you can grow one inside your home as an indoor plant!  And you can just use a plain old pineapple from the grocery store to start it!

When you cut your grocery bought pineapple to eat it, leave about an inch of flesh below the green leafy stem.

Place the top into a dish filled with water.  The water should only go half way up the fleshy part of the pineapple.  Let it sit in a well lit window for 3 days.  It may or may not start to produce roots, don't worry if it doesn't.

Next plant into a medium to large sized pot with good soil. Only water the plant twice a week strait down the foliage.  Do not saturate the dirt, it should only be moist.  Make room for this plant because it will expand to a very large size over time. 

Be patient.  It will take about 2 years for your plant to produce its first pineapple, but what a treat worth waiting for!

And there you go!  An easy way to bring the tropics into your own home.

Follow this LINK for a recipe for broiled pineapple and ice cream!  YUM!
I think it would be so yummy with coconut ice cream!

"Beep Beep" from The Little Road!!


Brooke said...

This ROCKS! I wish I didn't live in the black pit of death where the sun never shines and all the days are dark and dreary... =(

Liesl Ayers-Southwell said...


I feel your pain!!