First, this is a new thing to us! But this is something we are very excited to try! We had this comment on our How to Cut and Freeze Pineapples post HERE about how you can take the tops of your store-bought pineapples and grow your own pineapples from them. It kinda reminded me of when you were a kid and got an avocado seed or peach pit and was determined to plant and watch it grow in your own backyard. It just doesn’t work.
But I was curious as we love pineapples, they are often expensive and so it would be super sweet to do so. However, I immediately said to myself “we can’t as we live in a cooler climate for most of the year.” But I researched it anyway as I was really, really curious!
I found this site that tells you all about it called Tropical Permaculture and here’s an excerpt from their site about Growing Pineapples:
Not only is growing pineapples ridiculously easy. Growing pineapple plants is possible just about anywhere in the world!
That’s because the pineapple plant is one of the few tropical fruits that are really well suited to growing in pots, and that means you can grow pineapples indoors.
To read all of the instructions and information, just head to the Tropical Permaculture site HERE.
Well, the good news is it looks like any of us, no matter where we live, can grow our own! It appears to be super, super easy. It also seems like you can’t really mess-up, even if you don’t have a green thumb. The only downer here is that it does take about 2 years before you get your first fruit. But then once you get your first, you can start a good cycle of indoor plants of pineapples and have quite a crop!
Apparently, even though you won’t get pineapples for a couple of years, the plants are beautiful, you get the benefits of having a plant in your home and they are very easy and require very little work.
I can’t wait to get my next store-bought pineapple, I am so excited to get this going that I am tempted just to go get one no matter if it is on sale or not!
I was a little disappointed as I have been throwing the tops of my pineapples in my compost bin, even the most recent just being a couple of weeks ago! But, it is never too late to start!
We are going to give this little thrifty experiment a run, but we probably won’t have results to report for a couple of years 🙂 I am willing to have a pot of pineapples in each corner of my house! They are pretty and it can’t hurt! I also love that they require very little water, work, sun or shade…really not much!
Have you ever heard of this? Have you tried it?