Here’s How To Grow A Pineapple At Home In 5 Simple Steps

I never knew pineapples grow on trees. To be fair, I grew up on a farm where we raised cattle and took care of corn fields, so tropical fruits were not our forte.

I’ve been growing ginger, coriander, lemons, and basil in my home for years now. My kids love eating the fruits and vegetables I grow, but they would never help me out with taking care of the plants. I can’t blame them, I wasn’t into gardening when I was in middle school either.

But when my daughter started to become obsessed with pineapples, I asked her if she’d be willing to grow and take care of her very own pineapple tree. I promised her it wouldn’t take much time out of her day, and it would be something fun to do.

We bought a fresh pineapple from the supermarket, and decided to grow it in our living room. I was surprised when my son wanted to help too!

It’s actually pretty simple, and you only need to follow these five steps to get a pineapple growing in your home.

That being said, you must be patient. They don’t grow overnight!

The Best Gardeners Have Already Started, Here’s What They’re Doing

Don’t let that last hint of winter fool you: as far as we’re concerned, spring is here.

If you’re the kind of gardener who waits for stories about “planting season” or big sales at the garden center to start work, you’re already falling behind.

Even before your yard is ready for new plants, you should be seed starting indoors. Then, mature plants can be moved into your garden when they’re ready.

If you haven’t tried seed starting your garden plants before, it can sound intimidating. But the extra work will actually save you time and money in the long run.

First of all, buying seed packets from your garden center is cheaper than mature plants, and there are usually more varieties available too.

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While you’ll need to invest in some extra equipment – like grow lights, indoor seeding soil, and seed planters – they will pay for themselves over time.

If you live in a part of the country with a short growing window, seed starting really pays of. You can squeeze in more crops of vegetables, or enjoy more time with lovely flowers.

But seed starting will also take up space inside your home. Although, a compact planter and light setup can fit easily in a garage, spare room, or your kitchen.

If you’re ready to try seed starting for yourself, we have some helpful tips to get started.

This Farm Can Feed 100 People And It All Comes In A Box

Shipping containers have already proven themselves to be used for far more than shipping goods across the country, or across the ocean. The tiny house movement has made good use of them for several years now, and one company out of California has decided to take it one step further.

Sustainable farming has become a hot-button issue over the last five to 10 years, but “Farm from a Box” has come up with a way to let the average person create their own “micro-farms.”

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The units come in three different sizes: 10 feet, 20 feet, and 40 feet. Each unit is also equipped with all the necessary equipment, including a backup generator, to ensure your farm gets everything it needs to grow and flourish.

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They include: solar panels, built in WiFi, an irrigation system, weather tracking systems, seedlings, farming equipment, and even a training program for people who need a little help getting things going.

And each unit is capable of growing crops on a hectare of land, or 2.47 acres.