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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Grow your own.

Our son Ky has a pet ferret called Fantamus. I now have a pet pineapple called Paloma. Growing your own pineapple is a challenge especially when you are not living in the tropics but I thought if they could grow them in the hothouses of 17thC Europe I could have a go here in 21stC NSW.

For instructions on how to grow your own pineapple log onto http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s1902702.htm
or for more detailed instructions
http://www.rickswoodshopcreations.com/pineapple/pineapple.htm
This website also sells great gadgets for coring and slicing pineapples with the elaborate name of the 'Stainless Steel Pineapple Easy Slicer, Corer'.

 
We started by twisting the green top off the base and peeling some of the lower leaves away to reveal the brown bumps (root primordial). I then left it in a warm dry place to dry out to prevent rot. I’ll keep you posted on Paloma’s growth (or demise as the case may be . . .) Anne.
 
 

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realise you could do that - shall be fascinated to learn about Paloma's progress.

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