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    This is a GREAT Idea! I have a pineapple on the counter and we're going to see if we can grow our own. My daughter is out collecting small rocks for drainage right now.

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    That sounds interesting and fun to try. A few years ago I saw pineapple plants at Walmart, but I think they were just decorative plants. I would love to try this, but my plants seem to die for some reason in my apartment.

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    we will give this a try really soon!!! pineapple is my DH favorit fruit! this is cool!

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    Great idea. Something fun to do with the kiddo!

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    I can't wait to try this! I love fresh pineapple!

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    i seen this idea on pinterest but a lot of posters had said that it took about 2 years before it actually produced fruit. Still a really neat idea and one i would like to try!

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    Other plants can also be started from leftovers that you would normally throw away. I have successfully started several new celery plants by cutting the celery off a couple of inches above the base, leaving the white thicker bottom and where the root was cut off. Place this in a shallow tray of water, and watch your celery re-sprout from the center. Look for roots to form from the bottom, and plant into dirt. You could also skip the water part and plant directly into dirt, but make sure to keep the soil moist to encourage root growth. I haven't tried the Epsom salts, or dried tea with the water as described above, but will do so!

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    I have tried the celery many times with NO luck...wish I knew what I was doing wrong..maybe I'll try again...

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    I have a pineapple top sitting in a glass next to my sink right now! LOL Do you get more than 1 pineapple per plant?

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    I've started pineapples in the past by cutting the top off. Then I peel the bottom leaves off until I have about an inch or two of the "trunk" and sticking it in a pot with my own garden mix (equal parts vermiculite, peat, and home-made compost).

    I've had some plants for 3-4 years, bringing them indoors during the cold months. I always assumed Illinois weather and shorter hours of sunlight prevented blooming and fruiting. It never occurred to me to try to "force" the blooming.

    Thank you for the idea.

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    Just brought a pineapple and will be trying this

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    Quote Originally Posted by epona9992002 View Post
    I have a pineapple top sitting in a glass next to my sink right now! LOL Do you get more than 1 pineapple per plant?
    First, Do not "cut" the pineapple top off, "twist" it out. Remove the bottom leaves until you have exposed all the short brown roots. I get less rotting if I put it in moist, light soil instead of water.
    Yes, one pineapple per plant. Want more pineapple? Grow more plants -- when you have removed the leaves as mentioned above, lay the pineapple top on its side on a cutting board and cut it exactly in half. Then cut each half in half. Then plant the four parts in moist light soil. Keep the soil moist -- not wet. each quarter will produce a pineapple plant.
    Pineapple want 70 - 90 degrees to thrive best. Lots of sun.
    Enjoy!

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    I do remember trying to grow a pineapple top and I found the ponts of the leaves can be sharp. Had to be careful where I let the plants grow and kept away from the children.

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    I have had a pineapple growing from a top I prepared as instructed above since last summer. They are slow growing so if you want instant pinapple's you will need to keep buying them for a while.

 

 

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