You Know You’re a Gardener… (#1 Pineapple)

You know you’re a gardener when you buy a Pineapple primarily to plant it.

Last night, my Mom and I went grocery shopping and Pineapples were on sale for $1.49… I’m going to try to plant this one…

Pineapple Closeup   Pineapple Closeup

  • joey, i love your photos!
    thank you for sharing them.

    i need to move mine to the sun now.
    it rooted…i can’t wait to see your progress.

    • Thanks again patchoullijulie… You can be sure I’ll keep you updated!

  • i read about planting pineapples before; those take forever, don’t they? have you ever tried planting an avocado seed before?

    • I’m not sure about the pineapple. I try growing it as a kid, but it died somehow…

      As for avocados… You should see this previous post.

  • We grew a pineapple at work this winter, in a NE facing window, in Seattle. Doesn’t sound very promising, huh? Yet, it did well – and we got a pineapple! Granted, the tiniest one I’ve ever seen (fruit part all of 2-3 inches tall) but the aroma as it ripened was heavenly, and it was really sweet and yummy when we finally broke it off.

    • I’m not really concerned with getting a harvest… I think it’s about the challenge and the experience of growing it from something you found or bought. Your experience is encouraging me more… I would have loved to smell the aroma of home grown pineapple, albeit 2-3 inches ;)

  • Michael’s Mom does this. She have me one a couple of years ago and I still have it. It’s growing great! They root really easily.

    • That’s very cool! Has yours fruited like greenshadows?

      • Not yet, I think it’s about 2yrs old now. I’m not sure when they fruit, I’ve heard it takes years. Hers had a fruit on it last year, and she was really excited. I’ll have to ask her if she tasted it.

  • Haven’t had a look at your lj for a while, but I do enjoy reading your posts. I love these “you can tell”! I bought a honey melon last winter so I could plant the seeds. :) Got three plants now, they seem to be doing well.

    • I’m curious to see what fruits you get… I read that most melons and cucumbers are hybrids, so the fruits from the seeds that were saved and planted will probably be different than the fruit it came from.