Saturday, January 10
Pineapple and cactus
Pictured is the blooming cactus that I have in a pot at the condo. The bloom was at its apex today. The cactus itself was a rescue that I got from someone over two years ago. At that time it was 5 inches tall. It's now about 7 feet.
Also pictured (below) is my pineapple -- right before I harvested it.
Ideally I would have left it on the plant for a few more days but there were indicators that the fruit might disappear in the night if I didn't take it now. It's been in a pot at PIBC, where I also have a second developing pineapple in another pot.
I planted the pictured pineapple from a crown that I had rooted. The original pineapple (which we ate!) was a gift from our friend Daisy Ho. She brought it from Hawaii on a visit about 14 months ago.
We'll probably eat ours in a couple of days. It's been yellowing up very rapidly in our kitchen.
Gardening on Guam does not require a bright green thumb. If you can get things into decent soil they just grow. And sometimes that's not even necessary.
It's the tropics.