Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I mentioned dividing some pineapple plants. Once a pineapple plant puts on a pineapple, it then forms pups (tiny pineapple plants) which need to be removed. These form entirely new pineapple plants. I also have had plants that die back a bit but sprout out two plants from the original root. As a result of all that I have ended up with this:
This picture does not even include all of the plants I have. I never intended to start my own pineapple farm. We have 29(!) plants in all. W wanted to keep just 6. I talked him up to at least 10 - maybe 12. That means I have to find homes for 17 pineapple plants. I am going to try to sell them at a neighborhood yard sale later this month. I would love to keep them but simply have no room. It is going to get cold in a few months, and W is not interested in building a second greenhouse just for pineapple plants. They are nice to have and nothing beats a homegrown pineapple!