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Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits - I eat it all the time! I has always heard that you can grow your own pineapple by using an old one, so I decided to give it a try :) Keep reading to find out how you can grow one, too!
1. Take The Top Off The Pineapple
Do NOT cut the top off your pineapple! The trick here is to merely pull the `hair` of the pineapple away from the fruit. My first picture shows what it should look like when you pull it away.
2. Check For Roots
To make sure you`ve done the first step correctly, check the stem now to see if there are roots. In my second picture, you can see small brown roots coming out around the stem of the pineapple. This is what will grow!
3. Trim The Stem
There are more roots in the stem of the pineapple than just the brown ones! To trim the stem and uncover the other toots, begin peeling back the leaves off the stem and pluck them off. More brown roots should appear, as well as white dots (where more roots will come through). Pluck about an inch of the leaves off. Picture 3 shows this process.
4. Place In Water
To let the roots of the pineapple grow, place the stem into water (see picture 4!). This will give the pineapple time to develop strong and healthy roots before placing it in dirt. This process can take several weeks. Just keep the water clean and fresh!
5. Plant It!
Once your pineapple stem has some nice healthy roots growing out of it, it`s time to plant it! Place it in a medium-large size pot with soil around it. (It may have to be re-potted if the pot is too small). Give it time for the roots to take hold and give it plenty of water! You will know it`s growing by the new leaves that shoot up out of the middle.
6. Time to Wait
It takes anywhere from 12 to 18 months for a pineapple to grow. The fruit will grow right out of the middle of the plant - it`s pretty cool looking! And once that fruit is harvested, you can replant the top and grow another :) How cool!
Have you ever `replanted` a fruit or vegetable before? Let me know!
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*Images are my own!*