You Can Grow a Pineapple in Missouri
May 22, 2013
Even if you don't have a green thumb, and even if you don't live in Hawaii, it's easier than you might imagine.
1. Cut the top off a fresh pineapple.
2. Pull enough of the lower leaves off to have a 1 1/2" core.
3. Plant the core in a pot of Miracle Grow potting soil. (Repot to a larger pot as it outgrows its pot.)
4. Water and set it in filtered sunlight.
5. Water a small amount about once a week. (Don't over water)
6. It can sit outside during the summer after it has started growing, easing it into the sunlight gradually.
7. Bring it inside before frost, trimming the ends to avoid the scratchy ends.
8. When a pretty purple bloom appears in the Fall, in a few months you will have a very fragrant pineapple to eat.