Monday, June 16, 2014

Sprouting Pineapple

After reading Claude's blog post about growing pineapple from the tops, I decided to give it a go.  The first pineapple I had didn't sprout any roots (I think it was actually "cored" even though it didn't look it), but the second did grow roots.  And, after leaving it in a jar of water for a month or so, I finally planted it in a pot.  This isn't the first time I've grown pineapple, only the first time I 'sprouted' it myself.  The last plant died during a freeze, so I'll have to be sure to not take any chances with this one...

Other plants that can be grown from parts include Celery (which I have blooming right now), Green Onions, and Cabbage

Ginger and Garlic can be grown really easily, though you'll have to give up some of your edible part to get them going (whereas with the linked plants, you're growing the part that you throw away, or it's a part that isn't that big of a deal if you don't eat.


Travis Heights Garden Mama said...

I am trying one as well! My first attempt was a moldy failure but I just planted my second that looked remarkably like your picture. I have no idea if they like full or part sun (it is an Austin summer after all) so I have it in part shade. Good luck with yours- I'll be curious to see how it goes!

Claude said...

Hey! 2 links! Cool! Good luck with tbe pinapple... they're fun and kinda cool looking too.