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Pineapple Progress Day 5

So far the Pineapples are looking good! Both pineapples were planted in an organic potting soil for fruits and vegetables in containers, and watered thoroughly every day. Notice the outer leaves in the below picture are turning brown. However, in the next picture you will see new growth on the inside of the leaves. This is an excellent sign. Once the outer leaves turn completely brown, I will cut those off so the plant is not sending nutrients to those pieces.

The Pineapples in Organic Potting Soil Day 5. Notice the outer leaves turning brown, this is normal.
The Pineapples in Organic Potting Soil Day 5.
Notice the outer leaves turning brown, this is normal.
New Growth on Inner Leaves
New Growth on Inner Leaves
A closer look at the new growth on pineapple #2
A closer look at the new growth on pineapple #2

Now, I am showing pictures of 2 other older pineapple heads I planted, and I dipped one in Clone-X cloning gel, and the other I mixed 1 teaspoon of Mycorrhiza into the top layer of soil. The one with the Clone-X seems to be growing inner leaves better then the other. They were both planted in the same soil as the first 2. I will have to not be so hard on these 2 pineapples, however because they were looking pretty drab when I planted them, so I am simply experimenting with these.

Older Pineapples Planted:  Left has Clone-X on roots Right has Mycorrhiza in soil
Older Pineapples Planted:
Left has Clone-X on roots
Right has Mycorrhiza in soil
Even though it is old, the Clone-X Pineapple is still growing new leaves!
Even though it is old, the Clone-X Pineapple is still growing new leaves!
The Mycorrhiza Pineapple is not doing as well. Slow new growth is turning brown.
The Mycorrhiza Pineapple is not doing as well. Slow new growth is turning brown.

Stay tuned for update progress!!

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Growing Pineapples

There is nothing quite like summer without sweet delicious fruit! The new “have to try, grow from kitchen scraps” fad is the amazing Pineapple! I love a sustainable landscape, and I am working on mine now! This is a great way to save money on those expensive plants because all you need is a pot and some organic soil! And of course the pineapple, which you eat! My family and I are always juicing, and the pineapple is a big part of our breakfast, so naturally I wanted to try this new technique out and track the progress. I am not sure if fruit will grow (that is the point though right?), but these fruits make beautiful landscaping accents, especially for those South West themed yards! Don’t forget to compost the leaves you peel off for a full circle of “recycling”:) Here is how to do it yourself and I will be updating this post with our progress!

The Experiment: Pineapples
The Experiment: Pineapples
Twist the Top of the Pineapple right off
Twist the Top of the Pineapple right off
Peel Away the Lower Leaves to Expose the Roots
Peel Away the Lower Leaves to Expose the Roots
Off With Their Heads! Place your Pineapples in a glass of water for 24 hours to help stimulate the roots. Or you can plant directly into a good Organic Potting Soil.
Off With Their Heads! Place your Pineapples in a glass of water for 24 hours to help stimulate the roots. Or you can plant directly into a good Organic Potting Soil.
Here is a more magnified look of the roots in water...they don't really look like normal roots to me either :)
Here is a more magnified look of the roots in water…they don’t really look like normal roots to me either 🙂