Let’s learn how to grow a pineapple. Homegrown foods have become a trend. You don’t need to worry about pesticides and you save a lot of money too.
Pineapples are super easy and fun to grow. You can grow pineapples from your kitchen scraps. With this trick, you can grow amazing pineapple trees and harvest delicious fruits.
First, let’s learn some basic facts about pineapples:
- Pineapples are bromeliads, meaning they do not have seeds.
- Pineapples do not require much water. A small amount of water is enough for them to thrive.
- Pineapples like hot and sunny climate, but they can be also grown in shade.
- Pineapples have small roots, so they don’t need high quality soil. Pineapples like a slightly acidic soil, which most gardens have it, so regular garden soil is perfect for pineapples.
What you need to grow pineapples
- pineapple fruit of any size
- glass container, filled with water
- potting soil
How to Grow A Pineapple From Kitchen Scraps
- Cut off the crown along with an inch or two of the sweet flesh of a nice and fully ripe pineapple fruit. We only need the crown. You can enjoy the other half.
- Let the crown dry in the sun for several days. Remove the outer stiff leaves, and leave the inside ones.
- Place it in a glass container, filled with clean water for about 1cm hight, making sure that the water does not submerge your leaves of the crown.
- Keep the glass container in a sunny place, such window sill or garden for two weeks.
- Replace the water every other day. The crown is ready for planting if you see enough roots coming out.
- Plant your pineapple in a garden pot or ground. Keep the soil wet but don’t over water your plant. Make sure your plant gets enough sun each day.
- If you are growing your pineapple in a planting pot, transfer your plant to a larger pot or ground when it outgrows the old one.
You should enjoy the first pineapple fruit within a year or sooner.