This is so ridiculously simple that it's silly NOT to plant one every time you eat one. Here in Panama we've been eating them about every other day, so I've started a little pineapple garden on the side of the house. The great thing about pineapples is that they are really low-maintenance (totally my style), especially in a tropical setting like this with an abundance of rain, you barely even have to water them. It baffles me how they form. I used to think they grew on trees or something. We once grew one at my mom's house in LA. It took roughly a year and a half or so before it was ready. Now, as some of you may know I don't exactly have a green thumb (succulents, remember?) but you really can't mess this up.
|Cut the top off, leaving maybe an inch or so of flesh.|
|Continue cutting as usual, but hey! Don't throw that out!|
|This sweet hat will magically transform into a brand new pineapple. Some people like to trim it and let it dry out for a few days, but you don't have to get that fancy. We just planted ours straight in the dirt and it worked out just fine.|
|Pick a nice spot in your yard with lots of sunlight. If you don't live in a place conducive to pineapple growing, just plant it in a pot and leave it by a window with plenty of sun. (note... I may have planted mine a bit close together)|