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How to plant a lantern fruit tree in a green house
This instructable will show you the care and feeding of a greenhouse grown pineapples.
The one down side to growing them in a greenhouse is that it takes about 2 years for them to mature and there are lots of other problems to overcome before they are ready for harvesting.
The important thing to remember though is that it does produce a good pineapple and it is a nice thing to eat.
There is lots of information about growing pineapples on the internet and if you have no greenhouse or no time you can grow them in pots. The problem is that they don't produce well and then grow heavy and have lots of shoots.
This is when the problem starts. My first pineapple I grew was a plant so it grew well. It took 6 months and I thought I would try and grow a real one this time. I planted it in a very early plant because I had space and the acidity was good so it had to be a root, not a shoot.
It had 3 or 4 good sized branches and a pineapple on the end of one of them. The green house was kept warm. The pineapple was very healthy and the branches were healthy.
It took 3 weeks to grow a pineapple so I was starting to wonder when it was going to fruit. One day I decided to check it and there was a fruit on it. The stem was smooth with a good sized fruit on it and it was so attractive.
It was almost a year since I had planted it and this fruit was massive!
I was so happy. So happy that I bought a couple more at £6 each.
I put them in a big pot and started to water them on. They were doing well. Then I had to shut down for a few weeks as they needed lots of water to come to them. They have been in since then and are doing really well. They are getting bigger each week.
The problem is that it takes two years for them to produce fruit. I started to get worried when I was only growing 6 fruits. I was still going strong.
The green house was lit for 2 weeks in the spring and they would keep at room temperature for 4 weeks. After that it was variable but the greenhouse was still ventilated so it was a lot cooler than out.
It takes a pineapple 2 years to mature and that's when you get to eat them.
The greenhouse is a warm and sunny place but they don't cope with cold weather. I take them outside in November and bring them in when it gets cold again.
That's what to expect with them. The fact that you see a pineapple in the UK though is an indication of how warm it can be in your greenhouse. You may need to have a heater on them to avoid it getting too cold.
Here is the plant. This is about 5 years old and was given to me by a friend of mine. It's had a few since.
I'll use the same trees because they have proven themselves.
I will say that you need a well lit greenhouse with no draughts as they need to stay very warm. I bought this one off Ebay for £340. It has been a bit of a problem to get to room temperature and it won't reach 72 degrees fahrenheit.
The controls are on the top left and the bottle is at the bottom. It also has a thermostat that controls both the heat and the fan.
The top fan is on but not on all the time. When it is on it's very loud and noisy and is not needed. You can just use the space heater but that's not very efficient. When it is on it's much harder to get heat into the greenhouse as it is not being forced up into it. It is also very dangerous to the health of the plants in the greenhouse.
If you use the heater and fan that's your option. The heater is very noisy and even when it is switched off it still makes a whirring noise so you can't get anything done in the greenhouse. It also makes a lot of steam that gets into your plants. If the greenhouse is small it will probably make the greenhouse very warm but if it is big it will get cold again.
As a user of space heaters I suggest you get the thermostat and put the heater on with a fan on.
This is what it looks like inside the greenhouse.
The glass on the greenhouse is water resistant and it is made by Strem. I have found it very durable but not easy to clean the glass.
It is a very shallow greenhouse and is about 18 x 40 inches so it is a fairly easy greenhouse to work in.
I'm lucky in that I can see it all from the greenhouse so I don't need to walk around to the back.
I think that the fan is the best way of getting heat into the greenhouse but the heater is no good. This is probably the way that most people use it.
This one is a well lit greenhouse and is used to grow bedding plants. It is in the UK and is being turned into a café that is open for the public and lets them pot plants in their greenhouse.
It's kept about 7 degrees fahrenheit. It's got plenty of good food plants in it and also a coffee kiosk.
I've been keeping it very warm over the last year so I could get tomatoes and cucumbers to grow. The same plants as my one