Saturday, February 2, 2013

Pineapple Plantation

Gravel, sand, potting soil, glass containers

I washed the glasses and dried them.  My pineapples were ready, but I'm not making home-grown pina coladas.  Just checked on line.  It takes two years to grow a pineapple from a root cutting--two years in sauna-like temperatures. All I have is tiny pineapple seeds.

Ready to be pushed into the soil

One "large" seedling (visible) and several sprouts
that still had no green.

Today all my excitement is channeled into planting those itty, bitty seeds with their itty, bitty leaves and even smaller roots and creating my very own pineapple plantation. Granted it is small.  It's in those four drinking glasses that were headed for the trash because the glass had turned cloudy.

In the years it will take before these plants make fruit
there will be plenty of time to find more space of them
and adjust their heat.  Better check the thermostat.
The whole plantation sits on a south window sill hoping to gather whatever sunshine breaks through in February, March and April and all the other months that include overcast skies and rain here in Oregon.  I have no idea where this will lead.  I'm fairly certain, however, that my Things I get to do today--planting pineapple sprouts--was a delight shared by few, if any, other people in Oregon. Regardless, I was thrilled enough for all of you!


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    1. Hadn't thought of that Joanne. I"m sure they will enjoy and encourage each other!

  2. I'm excited to see how to grow a pineapple! I'm starting to branch out with my gardening...maybe someday I'll get to the pineapple level :)

    1. I'm not sure it is a level to be sot after! It may just show my profound witlessness.

  3. I am patiently waiting for those little buggers to grow! What a great project!

    1. Me, too! I'll do a monthly report so that folks like you can enjoy the anticipated progress.