On the same theme as yesterday, I decided to try a pineapple from scratch. In this case not a seed, but from a nice organic pineapple from Whole Foods.
This technique is based off a collection of YouTube videos, so I'm not necessarily counting on success here, but it's worth a shot.
Step 1: Take a pineapple and cut the top quarter or so off.
Step 2: Cut all of the fruit meat off of the top. If you leave it on, it will just rot.
Step 3: Cut the top off in little slices until you can see the root buds, or whatever the brown things are.
Step 4: Peel off the bottom few layers of leaves.
Step 5: Let it sit out for a few days so it dries out.
This would have been a boring photo.
Step 6: Set it in a glass of water and let it grow some roots.
This photo hasn't happened yet.
Now I just have to wait and see if I get any root action!