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Pineapples
You can grow pineapples from the tops of old pineapples. Photo taken in my backyard.


Did you know that you can grow a huge range of vegies from kitchen scraps? Ginger, sweet potato, pineapples, spring onions and many others. Have you ever tried this? Did you have any success?

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Yes! I t died it with shallots last year and got a whole bunch of them!
I'm reasonably new to this idea and I LOVE it! I tried it first with shallots and have had great success. My mint has grown from off cuts. I've got pineapple tops growing - although it's really hard to find places that sell pineapples with the tops on these days and I'm probably going to have another baby human before I get baby pineapples lol! I've also got some ginger going in and I plan to try and sprout some sweet potatoes and get them going through the wet season. I love the "food is free" philosophy (If you can't half tell by now lol!) and also love experimenting in my garden. I also have several capsicum plants and pumpkin vines which have grown from seeds I saved. I also plan to try get a lemon tree going and some rockmelon.
Great idea. I've never even thought to do this.
by Vee
I've considered planting apple seeds before, but don't really have anywhere to put them in the garden.
Only Pumpkin seeds and Tomato seeds are all I have tried.

With success may I say!, once they had been dried out for a few days.
We've got about 10 pineapples on the go right now - you have to be very patient as they take about 2 years to fruit! Also lots of pumpkins and passionfruits self seed around the compost area.
by Lucy
I actually have!

Intentionally I buy spring onions and plant the bottoms, however I notice many shops now cut the bottoms off, perhaps for this reason.

I sometimes keep my scraps and bury in a vegetable garden and had beautiful capsicums spring up from this, though these were not intentionally planted.

Most of my scraps however go into my worm farm and I get worm juice.
by Finy
OMG - I can't believe they would start cutting the bottoms off! Just goes to show how little interest the supermarkets have in looking out for people.
by lizzi
From compost heap a pumpkin patch grew to cover a large area!
Vine climbed our gum tree, then one day, spotted beautiful large pumpkin hanging in the air!
It was lovely to eat!
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