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pineapples, pecans and various other plants

A few evenings ago while I was walking the yard checking on the various plants outside our garden I snapped a few pictures and thought I’d share…


These are my pineapple plants. We love pineapples but, oh my, are they expensive! However, they’re super easy to grow. Just cut off the top of the plant (with about a 1″ base) and plant in a pot. We could probably get away with putting them in the ground but I want to be able to move them into the garage if we get a freeze. It takes about 2 years before they produce a pineapple. My big ones were planted in the spring of 2011 and the small ones were planted this year so maybe, just maybe next summer we’ll have a couple of homegrown pineapples. If not, we still have some lovely potted plants (that are in need of weeding).

This is our lemon tree that came with the house and our first ripe lemon. By the mild flavor of the lemon I think it’s a Meyer lemon.

We have 2 pecan trees on the property and to be honest, I didn’t water them nearly enough this summer. They have some kind of virus and there’s spots on the leaves and shucks of the pecans. We’ve had quite a few drop early and there’s only a rotted pecan in them. We should know in the next 4-5 weeks if there are any good pecans at all. I read this article a few weeks ago and will definitely be making the pecans a priority next year.

I planted a tomato plant in a pot near our pineapples to hopefully have a few tomatoes throughout the winter. Since it’s near the pineapples maybe I can remember to bring it in when it freezes.

Our blueberries look good and are putting out some new growth. I clipped a few and I’m trying to root a couple of new plants.

I also took the opportunity to cut some of my basil and try to propagate it instead of planting seeds. We’ll see how it works.

We have a few other trees that we planted this year. We planted a fig , a key lime, other Meyer lemon, a grapefruit and 2 orange trees. I think we’re good on citrus trees.

Our little homestead is coming along, one small step at a time.

What are you growing or preparing to grow? Feel free to leave your ideas in the comments.

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Tuesday 25th of September 2012

That is so very cool. I can't wait to see pictures of them.

Rachel E.

Tuesday 25th of September 2012

It would be nice to have citrus here, but the winters get too cold. I just ordered fruit trees last night. I was so excited! I still am. They will deliver them in spring, straight from CA! I wanted non-gmo, and this place doesn't sell anything gmo.