Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pineapple Party

It may be a cold December day, but that doesn't mean you can't bring the tropics into your classroom! Here is a neat activity for growing your own Pineapple tree...even during those cold, blustery Wisconsin winters!

1) Pineapple
2) Shallow pan
3) Water
4) Soil
5) Pot

1)Believe it or not, you can use the leafy end of a store-bought pineapple to grow a great plant. In fact, it may even triple its size by the time 12 months have passed.

2) Just pick a pineapple with a good, leafy top. Cut that top off, leaving about an inch of fruit attached.

3) Set the pineapple top in a shallow pan, like an old layer cake pan, filled with water.

4) Once it begins to root, plant it in rich soil and keep the dirt moist -- but not too wet. To protect the tropical wonder from extreme cold, bring it inside when the weather drops below 45 degrees.

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