When we buy avocados, mangoes, pineapples we rescue the seeds or in the case of the pineapples the tops and grow new plants well I am so excited to show you some pineapple plants and how we start them and in just a short time the beautiful plant they can become! My grandmother Norma did this all of the time it never ceased to amaze me the plants she grew and place outside her apartment building.
With pineapple plants we cut the top off and soak them in water until they start rooting it is so easy and then the rest of the hard work just takes time. They root within a week or two and then we transplant them to a larger pot bu they do need to overwinter inside your house or your greenhouse.
It is such an amazing thing to take parts of discarded fruit and turn it into something that becomes another plant for free or one day even fruit which it will become.
I am so excited about getting some pineapples off of these plants one day and they will look like the picture below sooner than you think.
We are in it for the long haul! Most gardeners really learn to live by the seasons and they are patient as they know this kind of growth does not happen over night.
Also parents this is a really fun activity to do in the summer with your children or if you are homeschooling it is a great project to watch table scraps turn into food! Essentially because it is something you would have otherwise thrown away or composted it becomes Free food which is even better!
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