Saturday, October 12, 2013

I Have A Pineapple!

This is the single most exciting thing to happen in our greenhouse since its creation.

Every time we get a pineapple for the barbecue, I cut off the top and try to grow it. I've gotten one or two plants to grow a little bit, but they all died in the end.

This one seems to be doing better! I put it in a shallow bowl of water for a few days, but I kind of forgot about it until the top of the pineapple plant rotted away, leaving just the leaves, attached to gooey mess.

So I planted the leaves with the gooey mess. And most of the leaves died. But the last leaf wouldn't die. So I just kept watering the pot. It was in a saucer: I kept the saucer full of water.

I stopped paying attention to the plant; I just watered the plant regularly. I finally had a chance to look at it. And lo and behold: There's a pineapple growing!

I'm pretty excited.



  1. How is the pineapple doing? Did it produce? I enjoy reading your post. I started one but I fizzled out. Have a great day!

  2. The pineapple is still sitting out in the greenhouse happy. It's not growing much, but it seems alive & healthy.