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Growing Pineapples

Posted by icymist z9 FL (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 27, 09 at 8:08

Hope this is correct forum for this question. I wanted to give my pineapple plant a little jiggle to get it started blooming and I surfed and found that calcium carbide is suppose to start the plant growing.

Well my problem is that calcium carbide sounds like a very dangerous chemical and since I am ill and my white blood count is very low I have to be careful what I come in contact with. Does anyone know of something else that might help get my pineapple blooming? I can't cover it with a plastic bag because it is outside and I have a feeling that it would just cook here in Florida if I did cover it. Last time I had one bloom it took 5 years before that happened and then some varmit ate a hole in it before it was ready to be picked.

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RE: Growing Pineapples

What i use is.... cut up apple inside a plastic bag placed over the plant. Ethyline gas is the key.....

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