I am a Pinterest freak! I LOVE all the ideas and sharing, from schooling to crafting to recipes to gardening to well, just everything!
So when I saw a pin with foods to grow from scraps, I got super excited.
My kiddos LOVE pineapple or as the 4-year-old likes to call them…Spongebob’s house.
Who knew you could grow a pineapple with the tops of an old one? Not me!
A very old picture of these two!
This is super easy to do!
1. Pick out a pineapple. I looked for one that had a really pretty top.
2. Twist off the top.
3. Pull off a few of the bottom layers of leaves.
4. Put top in a cup of water. An old pickle jar, salsa jar, mason jar works really well.
Be sure and keep your water clean.
Before long little roots will start shooting out the bottom and you can plant them in soil. We waited probably a month or longer before actually planting ours.
We have done this several times and only had two that did not produce roots.
Right now we have three going. As a homeschooling family, we like to call this a Science experiment. We have also had some success doing this with celery and lettuce.
Now I don’t really know if these will ever produce us any actual fruit. Or how long it will take if they do. For now we are just happy trying.