April 30, 2008

Look at what we are growing~



Actually we have three of them growing right now. Vito keeps kidding me that we are going to need to hire a crew for our ‘harvest’. It has been a couple of years since we planted these and I was beginning to think that we would never see any fruits of our labor but here they are growing perfectly. Bella and I are like “pineapple mama’s” checking on them nightly, making sure their soil is moist and that the plants around them are cut back so they get enough sun. We are hoping that in the next few weeks we will pineapples for smoothies, pineapple salads, grilled pineapple and of course pina coladas. Would anybody like to come by for a drink?

In case you are wondering, it is quite easy to grow a pineapple plant. We cut off the crown and removed the flesh, we pulled away some of the bottom leaves to reveal more of the base. We planted ours in the ground, keeping some of the green leaves on top of the soil, but you can bury the whole thing. Of course it is helpful that we live in South FL but if you live in an area where you get frost, snow or ice just plant yours in a pot to keep in doors. We have ours in full sun, moist soil and we fertilized them every quarter.

It is easy and fun!!!!!!

2 comments:

mamamia April 30, 2008 at 7:47 PM  

How cool is that? Did you know that pineapples are actually berries? Fun facts that make your life interesting . Also, knowing such facts increases your likelihood of being a contender on Jeopardy.

Bella's mama May 1, 2008 at 2:42 PM  

You are so SMART. It is nice to be friends with at least one person in this world that knows this sort of 'fun fact'. Too cool!!!!!

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