How to Grow a Pineapple Garden with Zero Effort

With a lack of time, upper body strength and no green thumbs in sight, I am proud to say we (my husband really) have mastered the art of the "no maintenance" garden. And the best bit is we can't stop growing pineapples!

You won't believe me but the photo above is the second...[worth repeating]...SECOND home-grown pineapple we've produced from our supermarket-bought cast-away pineapple tops! And it really is incredibly easy.

It seems every woman in the world has gone nuts for pineapples in design, fashion and drinks accessories (what else matters, right?).  And rightly so...

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But besides some snazzy golden pineapple shorts and that amazing floatie, there is serious pleasure in growing your own pineapple. It's true - nothing beats the taste of home grown!

Last year I did a feature on the importance of the pineapple and it seems it's here to stay.  Given the excitement over our recent pineapple success I thought I'd reblog about how easy it is to grow your own, in the hopes some of you give it a try. 

And here's how to do it:

 

Gardeners the world over are always caught saying how extra delicious something tastes when you've grown it yourself. And frankly I've never bought into it. You won't catch me popping a dusty hot tomato into my mouth and moaning with glee. But I mean, wow, the taste of our chopped, fridge chilled pineapple was out of this world.

Like it should cost $25 out of this world. 

Even the smell of the pineapple was something to behold before we cut it open. It went from green to yellow incredibly quick and we knew it had to be cut. The process to get to this point was super slow - I'm talking almost 18 months - but with only a weekly watering here and there and a splash of miracle grow, it was well worth the wait! 

If you're not a pineapple fan, or frankly can't be bothered (huh?!), maybe succulents are more for you. 

Succulents are justifiably on trend (of course) and super, super low maintenance - like don't even water them low maintenance - which sounds good to me!  

Here in Cayman we're also blessed with the perfect temperature for succulents and cacti. If you've ever been to the Brac you can't miss the site of those gigantic Bluff-hanging agave plants.

It just shows the succulent family are Cayman locals!

 

LifestyleSophie Prior