Post last updated: October 10th, 2018
Okay, I’ll confess. Before I followed P. Allen Smith’s advice to make myself a composter out of a trash can, I was guilty of opening the back door and throwing stuff in the bushes. How long this went on while I worried over fashioning myself a composter is not the issue. The issue is exactly what went out the back door into the bushes – broccoli stalks, peelings, watermelon rinds, even a few pineapple tops. Sometimes I threw the pineapple tops into the woods because it takes so long for them to break down. I now suspect that they don’t break down at all. First, I found one in the woods and moved it to my potato patch. Now look what I have found:
You have to admit it’s odd. First, because there are two of them. Second, because they are side-by-side as if that was intentional. I promise you I had nothing to do with two pineapples showing up at the back door of my house like an old married couple. I can’t even throw stuff out the back door with that kind of precision. The critters must have done it. The most likely critters would be possums or raccoons. If the critters did it, that’s odd, too. Since when do critters plant a garden rather than just steal from my garden or from my compost pile? Any experts out there on pineapple planting perplexities?