There is no need of buying GMO food when you can produce fresh food in your own yard. Nowadays, growing your own food has become a real trend. There are two important reasons lying behind this:
- You will save a lot of money
- You will have pesticide-free food
More and more people have become aware of these facts and they have replaced their decorative flowers in the gardens with organic veggies and fruits. This article is about to teach you how to grow a pineapple from another one. You will need some basics and something to start with, so this article offers you tips and assistance with the very first plant. If you look after the plant and nourish it with devoted care, the plant will grow into beautiful pineapple tree with tasty fruits.
You will be given some general facts that you should know prior planting the pineapple:
The pineapples are bromeliads, meaning that they don’t have seeds. They don’t need much water so don’t overwater them. Small amount of water will suffice. You can grow them in sunny and hot climates as well as in shady areas. Another thing that can save you additional amount of money is the fact that they don’t need a large amount of high quality soil. This is because they have small roots. You can fill the planting pot with the soil you already have in the garden because they need slightly acidic soil, a type of soil which most of the gardens already have.
You will need the following items in order to grow a pineapple:
- A planter
- A pineapple fruit ( any size)
- A little glass container of water
Step 1 :
Get a nice and ripe pineapple. Look for any soft spots on its thick rough skin, and if it has some, don’t buy it. Make sure the fruit is completely healthy. It is recommended to get an organic pineapple fruit so that the first home-grown pineapple grows organic.
Step 2 :
Rinse the fruit well and put it on its side on a cutting board.
Step 3 :
Remove the crown (top green area) along with an inch or two (2.5-5cm) of the yellow flesh. Dry the crown in the sun for couple of days. Then, pull out the outer stiff leaves and make sure you leave the inside ones. Place the crown into a small glass container about 1cm of clean water. Make sure the bottom is dipped into the water while the leaves float above the water.
Step 4 :
Keep the glass container in a sunny place for at least 2 weeks. Next to a window pane or outside in your garden would be okay. Replace the water every 2nd or 3rd day.
Step 5 :
Once the 14 days pass, you will be able to notice how the crown produces roots which are ready for planting. You will need a suitable planter and potting soil in order to plant the fruit.
As mentioned in the very beginning, the pineapple doesn’t need much water. You should water it just enough to keep the soil wet. Expose it to the sun for at least 6 hours on daily basis and then keep it in your home or in shade for the rest of the day.
The planter allows you to grow the pineapple in it for about a year. Once the plant outgrows the planter, replant it in the garden or in a bigger pot. You can expect the first pineapple in a year`s time or sooner.
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