Growing your own food has become all the rage these days and the reasons behind this are crystal clear. First, it allows you to get pesticide-free food and secondly, it helps you save some money. Many people have become aware of this and decided to turn their flowers into organic fruits and veggies.
Of course, first of all, you need something to start with, so we provide you with some tips on how to grow your first pineapple plant. With some devotion and patience, it can grow into an amazing tree with bear fruits.
First and foremost, there are some general facts about pineapples which you need to be familiar with prior planting a pineapple.
- It took two centuries for European gardeners to mimic the conditions needed to bring this plant to fruition
- Pineapples need slightly acidic soils, which are found in most gardens. Therefore, you can use your garden soil to fill the planting pot you are going to use
- There is no need to buy a large amount of high-quality soil as pineapple don’t have big roots
- You can grow your pineapple tree in both hot climates and shady areas
- Don’t exaggerate with watering, as pineapple fruit doesn`t need plenty of water
- Given the fact that they are bromeliads, they don’t have any big seeds
– a pineapple fruit (any size)
– a little glass container of water
– a planter
– potting soil
1. First, you need to get a ripe pineapple fruit which doesn’t have any soft spots on its skin. Make sure you buy organic pineapple fruit so that you home-grown pineapple grows organic as well
2. Wash the fruit well and put it on a cutting board
3. Remove the top green area, known as the crown, along with an inch of the yellow flesh. Dry it on the sun for a couple of days and then remove the outer leaves. Put the crown into a glass container with an inch of water. Make sure the bottom is dipped into the water while the leaves float above it
4. Put the container in a sunny place for at least 14 days. Change the water on a regular basis
5. The crown will produce roots and will be ready for planting in a fortnight. At this point, prepare a planter with potting soil to plant it
As mentioned above, pineapples don’t need much mater so you need to water it just enough to keep the soil wet. Expose it to the sun for 6 hours daily and keep it in shade for the rest of the day.
You can grow your pineapple for about a year and once it outgrows the planter, replant it into a bigger pot. The first pineapple fruit will be grown in about 12 months or sooner.