Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I've Never Had a Green Thumb, But.....

I have never known a whole lot about plants and how to take care of them. But in the last couple of years I have tried a few things.

These are Japanese Plums. My husband brought home seeds from a few plums he found and ate at work. He told me to just "throw" them in some dirt and see what happens. Be careful, though; he didn't know the seeds are poisonious.

This is an avacado plant. Take an avacado seed; clean it thoroughly. Place 3 toothpicks in the seed near the rounded end. Place the seed on the top of a jar or glass and fill the it to the top with water. Keep it full of water, covering the seed. It has taken 3 weeks to a month to germinate. The seed will crack and roots will come out of the bottom. Soon enough the plant will grow from the top. Once it is about 3 inches tall, transplant to a pot with soil.

This is a pineapple plant. (DUH!!) After you have cut off the top of a pineapple, place it in the ground, with the leafy top showing. It has taken 3 years for our first pineapple....this is what you see.


sarahdodson said...

Well, it sure LOOKS like you have a green thumb!! You've done a great job. We LOVE! avocados. I'm excited just thinking about growing our own!! And I had no idea pineapples looked like that- how cool. :o)

Robin said...

i want to try growing avocados. that would be really cool. we have a whole backyard full of pineapples, but other than our first one, for some reason i can't get them to be super sweet. what am i doing wrong, O Mighty Green Thumb... :D