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Old 07-02-2014, 11:05 PM
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Pineapple fun


I thought I would try and do a new project.... I have tried this before and had a great success until winter came...

I am growing pineapple plant from store...

I chose two pineapples:

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Old 07-02-2014, 11:19 PM
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picked them by which had new growth in the center




Taking the crown of the pineapple (or top) and twisting them off (not hard to do)







set aside the pineapple itself for good snack later..

take the crown and peel off the bottom leaves (just peel them straight down)




you will see roots






You stop peeling when you see no more roots




Find you a pot that you can put it in... the pineapple will get top heavy

This one I am using is a 9 inch pot


It had a watering hole at bottom so I can put water there...




put pineapple in dirt... I did not cut the yellow fruit off the pineapple as it will help keep the plant hydrated and help with the roots...




water



and tomorrow I will set the new plants outside for sun...

the leaves that I peeled off will go to my chickens for breakfast




I hope these will turn out to produce great pineapples...
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:20 PM
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This is Sagwa helping me with my pineapples



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Old 07-03-2014, 04:07 AM
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Cool, I've done just cutting the top off before but I've never thought to check for roots under the leaves. Glad to know better way to do it.
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:49 AM
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sounds like you are going to have fun and they said where i read about it to cut the top off and then clean all the pineapple stuff and let dry in the window for 2 weeks then plant it
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:01 AM
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Awesome, Shrooms!


I've never actually done this but know all about how to do it. Good luck and can't wait to see your ongoing pictures. Very cool.


I read something about how to correct the top-heaviness but can't remember offhand. Let me think about it and try to remember....
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:37 AM
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Raccoon, if you just cut the top off and plant it, it causes bugs and root rot and the plant hardly ever grows like that...

Holly let me know what you remember about these being top heavy...
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:43 AM
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One tip I read was about using a heavy pot so it won't tip over. But there was something else....about supporting the plant itself. Can't remember for the life of me. Don't worry, it'll come to me later.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:15 AM
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lol, ok thanks
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:38 AM
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Ok I remembered!


It was a video I watched and the guy showed how he bent all the lower leaves down before planting it, to serve as little anchors that tightly hold the top in place once you add moist soil...


Do you know what I mean? The leaves are naturally vertical but you want them in a horizontal position so you can pack soil around them to secure the plant in place. He bent half of his leaves on his pineapple top....if I recall correctly. So it was buried extra deeply.


So glad I remembered!
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:41 AM
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awesome blossom, I will go anchor my leaves.... Thank you...
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:23 PM
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I start mine in a pint jar of water. That's the only way I ever kept them till this year. This year after they have a bunch of roots I set them out in the garden.i'm flying blind here, does anyone know what they will eventually do! I know I will have to take them in this winter.also if the center dies but there are still geen leaves don, t throw it away. I kept mine and they set new plants among the leaves. One has three pups on it!
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Last summer had a pineapple in full sun. The leaves got really pale. Bought it in for the winter and gave it some water with epsom salt. It did green back up. Would part shade be better? The new leaves come out like sharp saw blades.
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Will


There is a greenhouse that I frequent in the winter and the manager there often has pineapple growing. In those conditions usually by spring, they will flower for him. Then if he has extras, I will buy the little plant with a baby pineapple growing, plant it in my garden outside and it will grow and mature then ripen.
FYI I've heard that ethylene gas in wood-smoke causes bromeliads to flower...

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