How to Identify and Manage Common Blueberry Pests and Diseases

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Blueberry plants are susceptible to a handful of common pests and diseases. By taking certain preventative steps, you’ll dodge many of these issues and will enjoy a bountiful blueberry harvest. Learn how to identify the most common pests and diseases that affect blueberries and what to do about them in this guide.

How and When to Fertilize Blueberry Bushes

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Blueberries are an iconic summer fruit that is enjoyed all over the world. If fertilized correctly in the early spring, you can count on an incredible harvest in the summer. These delicious berries have very specific fertilization needs, so grab your gardening gloves and dive in to this guide. Read more now.

Picking Blackberries: How and When to Harvest

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Harvesting blackberries isn’t complicated, but it can be a prickly task! Make the most of your summer blackberry harvest by picking only the best berries on your plant. While it may be tempting to harvest as soon as they appear, there is a trick to plucking the best fruit at its peak. Read our top tips now.

How and When to Harvest Strawberries

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Strawberries are heavenly when you pick them off the plant at the peak of ripeness. More than many other fruits, they have a very narrow window and you need to act fast when they’re ready. Otherwise, you risk pulling them when they’re young and bitter, or old and mushy. Here’s how and when to harvest strawberries.

Primocane vs. Floricane: How to Distinguish Between Berry Canes

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Are you confused by the tags on cane berry plants at the nursery, like raspberries and blackberries? You’re not alone. “Primocane-bearing” and “floricane-fruiting” are handier terms for making purchase and management decisions when you know what they mean. All is explained, including why it matters, in this guide.

How to Pick a Ripe Watermelon

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Watermelon is a sweet, refreshing summer snack that everyone seems to love, but these fruits don’t continue to ripen once they’re removed from the vine. You may be wondering how to tell if the melon you babied all season long is ready to pick. Learn how to decide if it’s time to harvest watermelon in this guide.

When and How to Fertilize Blackberries

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If you’re growing blackberries, knowing how and when to fertilize is one of the most important parts of raising these fantastic brambles. If you can nail the process of fertilizing you can pretty much guarantee a massive harvest. Learn how and when to fertilize your blackberry bushes in this guide. Read more now.

All About Brambles: The Many Marvelous Plants in the Rubus Genus

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Brambles can be a marvelous addition to your yard or a hideous curse, depending on what you’re dealing with. Whether you’re thinking about planting something in the Rubus genus in your garden or you’re trying to manage some unwelcome canes, it helps to understand these plants. Learn all you need to know in our guide.

7 Top Elderberry Varieties to Grow in Your Backyard

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If you love elderberries, why not grow them at home? These tall shrubs make an incredible addition to the landscape, with beautiful flowers and tasty fruit. Learn which plants are best suited for your growing area as we take a look at 7 of the best varieties to grow at home in this guide. Read more now.

How to Propagate Boysenberries

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If you want to grow boysenberries, you’ll need to know how to propagate them. There are various different methods: from planting bare roots and nursery starts, to cloning your own by taking cuttings, tip layering, sucker transplants, and root division. You’ll be on your way to a berry patch filled with fruit in no time.

The Taste of Summer: How to Plant and Grow Watermelons

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Watermelons are a delightful way to celebrate the summer months, so why not grow your own? Sometimes thought of as an intimidating fruit to grow, they are well worth the effort for their sensational sweet bounty. Learn how to plant and grow your own fresh harvest of watermelons with this guide. Read more now.

13 of the Best Raspberry Varieties to Grow in Your Garden (Zones 3-9)

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Raspberries mean summer’s here, and it’s time to grow your own. Whether you want to eat them fresh, bake them into a pie, or can homemade preserves, there’s something for everyone. To find the best everbearing or summer bearing cultivar for your growing zone, in a variety of colors, read more now on Gardener’s Path.

Top 10 Blueberry Varieties to Grow for Home Harvests

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Nothing says summer like fresh seasonal fruit, perfect for snacking, canning, and baking. Want to grow your own blueberries at home? If you have an area of acidic, well-draining soil with full sun, then this top 10 list is for you. Check out our favorite blueberry varieties for the home grower now.

How and When to Prune Blackberry Bushes

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Learning how to correctly prune blackberry bushes will result in stronger, healthier plants with annual harvests of large and juicy fruit. It is also an important step to keeping brambles from becoming tangled and unmanageable. Read more for detailed information on how and when to trim blackberries.

Tips for Growing Blackberries in Containers

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Blackberries are juicy, sweet, and full of nutrients. If you want your own harvest to eat fresh and use in pies, smoothies, scones, and more, why not try growing them in containers? Planting these brambles in pots saves space in the yard or garden, allowing anyone in Zones 4-10 to enjoy fresh berries. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Blackberry Bushes

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Nothing is dreamier than the idea of stepping out into your blackberry patch on a dewy morning to pick berries for your breakfast. Turn the dream into a reality with the help of our guide to growing and caring for blackberry bushes. Learn about the history, cultivation, and care of these popular fruits. Read more now.

How to Identify and Control Currant Fruit Flies

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Currant fruit flies can ruin a gooseberry or currant harvest in a hurry. That’s why it’s essential to know how to identify and get rid of these devastating maggots. Each larva can eat through an entire berry and each fly can lay hundreds of eggs. This guide has all you need to know to keep them under control.

How to Propagate Blueberry Bushes

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Are you eager to expand your blueberry patch? You could go to a nursery and buy potted plants, but why not try propagating your own? You can do this by taking cuttings, collecting and sowing seeds, via layering, or transplanting suckers Learn how to propagate your own blueberry plants using these methods. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Lowbush Blueberries

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With pretty bell-shaped flowers, compact growth that turns red in autumn, and smaller, sweeter berries than their highbush counterparts, lowbush blueberries make a great addition to any garden. Growing and caring for this hardy shrub is easy if you know what to do. Discover our tip tips for growing lowbush blueberries.

How to Grow Blueberries in Containers

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You don’t need lots of space, or a garden even, to grow and enjoy your own homegrown blueberries. You can grow these bushes in containers and keep them on your patio or balcony where they provide ornamental interest as well as delicious fruit. Learn how to grow your own blueberries in pots in this guide. Read more now.

How to Protect Blueberries from Birds

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You’ve waited all season, your blueberry plants are finally bursting with ripening berries, and your mouth is already watering. Don’t turn your back for too long, because birds love those ripe, sweet blueberries too. Read more now to learn all the different ways you can protect your blueberries from birds.

17 Unusual Fruits and Vegetables for your Backyard Landscape

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From surprisingly colored garden veggies to unexpectedly adorable berries, from teensy cucumbers to oversized beans, there are a wealth of unique edible plants you can grow in your backyard landscape. Ready to discover 17 unusual – and delicious – fruits and vegetables you can grow at home? Read more now.

How and When to Take Elderberry Cuttings to Propagate New Plants

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Have an elderberry bush you love? Or are there wild elderberries nearby that you’d love to grow in your garden? Reproduce that lovely bush through cuttings. Whether hardwood or softwood, in water or soil, elderberries are simple and straightforward to propagate by cuttings. This guide shows you all you need to know.

Tips for Growing Highbush Blueberries in Your Garden

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Highbush blueberries produce tons of fruit in the summer, with gorgeous blossoms in the spring and foliage that turns bright colors in the fall. What’s not to love? Learn everything you need to know to select, plant, and care for these fantastic fruits. You’ll be digging in before you know it. Read more now.

How to Harvest Perfectly Ripe Blueberries

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Make the most of your blueberry harvest this season. With a little bit of patience and by following a few simple guidelines, you can obtain a productive harvest of delicious berries to eat fresh or preserve for later. Learn how and when to harvest blueberries for the sweetest, juiciest fruits. Read more now.

How to Transplant Blueberry Bushes

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If you’re growing blueberries and your bushes are outgrowing their current location or appear to be slow growing, or underperforming, it may be a good time to transplant. Transplanting blueberries to a fresh location in the garden can be an easy way to revitalize them. Learn how to transplant blueberries in this guide.

How to Grow Blueberries

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Nutritious and oh-so-delicious, blueberries are the perfect plant for your berry patch. On top of the famous fruits, the plants themselves are quite beautiful, with intense red foliage in the fall and highly fragrant blossoms in the spring. In this guide, we’ll show you how to plant, grow, and help these bushes thrive.

33 of the Best Melon Varieties

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If you think your garden isn’t suited to growing melons, or you just don’t find melons to be very exciting, it’s time to consider some new varieties. Discover a selection of cultivars to please every palate, and identify those that are perfectly suited to your growing conditions. Explore 33 top melon varieties now.

What Are the Health Benefits of Cranberries?

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If you’re like me, you love to enjoy cranberries around the holidays. Once you learn about their potential health benefits, you’ll want to incorporate them into your diet year-round – or maybe even grow your own! The nutritional value of cranberries and cranberry products makes them an excellent choice. Read more.

9+ of the Best Types of Cranberries for Your Garden

Want to grow your own cranberries at home? Which type are you after? Several different species go by the common name “cranberry” and most of these produce edible fruit, though Vaccinium macrocarpon is king in commercial production. Discover the best varieties of true cranberry now, plus a few alternate options.

How to Grow Cranberry Plants in the Garden

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If you want to grow something different in your garden this year why not plant cranberries? These tart, sour-tasting berries are surprisingly easy to grow, when given the right conditions and will produce lush berries for years with minimal care. Learn how to grow cranberries at home in this guide. Read more now.

How to Put Strawberry Plants to Bed for the Winter

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Strawberries are suited to cultivation in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 10. With the proper winter care, hardy varieties can come back year after year and yield abundant harvests of sweet and juicy berries. Learn how to prepare and protect your strawberry plants during the winter months in this guide. Read more now.

How to Prepare Boysenberry Bushes for Winter

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Your boysenberry bushes provided tasty sweet-tart berries through the summer, and now they’ve died back. You know they’re going to return in the spring – as long as you can keep them warm this winter. But how do you do that? What steps are involved? Learn everything you need to know in our guide. Read more.

Growing Avocado Seeds: A Fun Project to Do with the Kids

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Store bought avocado seeds can be turned into a simple, fun project that you can do with children, at home or in the classroom. This educational activity extends learning opportunities through the summer. Demonstrate the plant life cycle and spark a love of gardening by growing a lovely tree to enjoy for years to come.

11 of the Best Cantaloupe Cultivars to Grow at Home

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Though the cantaloupe that’s available at the grocery store is generally pretty standard, this marvelous fruit is actually available in a variety of enticing cultivars. Ready to grow your own juicy and sweet melons? Dig into our roundup on Gardener’s Path to pick the best variety for your garden. Read more now.

25 of the Sweetest, Juiciest Watermelon Varieties You Can Grow

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Ready to discover 25 of the best watermelon varieties you can grow in your own garden? This refreshing summer staple comes in all sizes – from single serving fruit to hefty giants – in a range of colors and with seedless options too. Learn more about some of the sweetest, juiciest watermelons around. Read more.

Train Those Melons on a Trellis: How to Grow Cantaloupe Vertically

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Are you wondering if you have space in your garden for vining cantaloupe? It’s true that they take up several feet of space when they’re grown on the ground. But you can grow them vertically to save space, help prevent disease, and allow them to get all the sun they need. For everything you need to know, read more now.

How and When to Harvest Gooseberries

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Want to know when the right time is to pluck those piquant fruits from your gooseberry bushes? What’s the best way to get the fruit from those spiky plants and into your mouth, anyway? This article will give you all the details you need to enjoy your harvest, plus recipes for using up all those tasty fruits.

How to Grow Gooseberries

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Looking for a versatile fruit that isn’t demanding? Want something that can also add a decorative element to your garden? Look no further than the gooseberry. This underappreciated plant, popular in the UK, is slowly regaining popularity in the US. Find out what you need to know to grow gooseberries in your garden.

The Benefits of Boysenberry: Why You Need this Brambly Hybrid in Your Life

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Have you ever tasted a boysenberry? In this article, we dive into the red-ripe, juicy-sweet world of this hybrid berry. You’ll learn about its many health benefits, plus delicious recipe ideas, and best uses in the garden and the kitchen. Learn more about the uses and benefits of boysenberries. Read more now.

How to Grow Cantaloupe in Containers

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Cantaloupe is a warm weather crop that’s sweet, firm, and scrumptious. If you want to harvest homegrown cantaloupe, but don’t have room in your garden (or the right type of weather) why not try growing it in containers? Planting in pots saves space in your garden and can extend the growing season. Read more now.

When and How to Harvest Cantaloupe, the Sweetest Garden Candy

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If you’re growing cantaloupe, you may be wondering when and how to harvest the melons for maximum sweetness and flavor? Discover all the top tips on when and how to harvest your delicious, homegrown cantaloupe. Plus we’ve got some recipe ideas for different ways you can enjoy the juicy sweetness. Read more now.

Healthy Purple Produce: Should You Eat More Purple Fruits and Vegetables?

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Purple fruits and vegetables get a lot of praise for offering powerful health benefits. Here we explore what makes foods purple and dive into the nutrition facts. We also cover ideas to grow and eat more purple produce at home. Embrace the power of purple! Read more now to learn what makes purple produce so special.

When and How to Harvest Boysenberries, a Tart Summertime Delight

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Are you wondering when and how you should harvest boysenberries for maximum juiciness and flavor? In this guide, you’ll learn all the top tips on when and how to harvest delicious, nutritious, homegrown boysenberries. Whether you trained yours on a trellis or let them grow wild, we’ve got you covered. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Boysenberry Bushes

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Nothing says summer quite like the sweet, tart flavor and dark purple skin of the boysenberry, so why not try growing some at home? Learn everything you need to know to add this tasty fruit to your summer garden and enjoy a fresh harvest – perfect for snacking, pies, smoothies, and even savory dishes. Read more now.

How and When to Fertilize Elderberry Shrubs

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Elderberries need extra nutrients if you want a healthy shrub, large flowers, and an abundant harvest. And that means fertilizer. But when is the best time to add fertilizer to your plants, and what kind should you use? Discover how and when to fertilize your elderberry shrubs with this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow Cantaloupe in the Garden

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Nothing says summer quite like the sweet, juicy flavor and bright orange flesh of the cantaloupe, so why not try growing it at home? Learn everything you need to know to add this tasty melon to your summer garden and enjoy a fresh, homegrown harvest – perfect for snacking, fruit salads, and smoothies. Read more now.

How to Grow Elderberries in Pots and Containers

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If you love the blossoms and fruits of the beautiful elderberry but don’t have space in the garden, why not grow it in containers instead? Elderberry is a vigorous grower and will thrive in pots as long as you keep a few tips in mind. Learn how to grow and care for elderberry shrubs in containers. Read more now.

35 of the Best Strawberry Varieties for Home Gardeners

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Want to grow your own strawberries? There’s a huge variety of cultivars to choose from, from tiny alpines to juicy giants, in shades of red, white, yellow, and even purple. Some offer extra disease resistance, or stunning flowers. To make your selection a little easier, check out our roundup of top picks now.

9 of the Best Cold Hardy Avocado Trees

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If you live in a colder climate but still want to grow avocados, you’ll need to choose a cold-hardy variety. Luckily, there are several cultivars available that can tolerate the cold, and still thrive. Discover the best cold tolerant avocado varieties that can withstand freezing temperatures and still produce fruit.

The Ultimate Fall Berry Planting Guide

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Just because there’s a chill in the air doesn’t mean your gardening season has to be over. Autumn is the perfect time to plant berry bushes, trees, and canes for a generous crop of homegrown fruit next year. Read more to learn to plant a variety of berries this autumn for a luscious spring, summer, and fall harvest.

How to Plant and Grow Ground Cherry, A Tasty Tropical Berry

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Ground cherries are an easy-to-grow summer annual producing masses of small but tasty, tropical-flavored berries. If you grow these unique berries from seed in a small section of your veggie garden you’ll have a nice snack at hand while gardening. Read on to learn how easy it is to grow these delicious little berries.

Harvesting and Preserving Elderberry: A Fruit for Food and Medicine

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Elderberry is truly an incredible plant, with a rich, complex history and a multitude of fascinating uses. It can be consumed in many forms including as a syrup, pie filling, or jam. Learn how to harvest and preserve the fruit of this shrub for medicine, food, or wine. Read more now.

How to Grow Dwarf Citrus Trees

Looking for a versatile, small, and fruitful tree for your landscape? Learn all about dwarf citrus, a petite performer that produces sweet and tart fruit of the same quality and size as its full-sized cousins, in a specimen, espaliered, or container form that’s perfect for smaller spaces. Read more on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow Raspberries: Enjoy Berries for Years to Come

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Are you intimidated by the idea of growing fruit? Don’t be – raspberries are easy-to-grow perennials that will thrive throughout most of the US. With a bit of pruning, they’re adaptable and come back year after year, providing you with delicious homegrown berries for years to come. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow and Care for Loquat Trees

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Learn about loquat trees, an Asian import that offers a tropical flair and bears a small, orange-yellow, sweet-sour fruit that you won’t find in grocery stores. These tasty treasures are delicious fresh as well as in pies and preserves. Discover how to plant and grow loquats in your garden. Read more now.

The Ultimate Guide to Growing Strawberries at Home

It’s really sad when you purchase a good-looking batch of strawberries only to find them bland, tart, or worse – nothing but mush. Have you tried growing your own? As a cold hardy perennial, you’ll be surprised how little is involved in growing a plant or two for some delicious snacking. Read more on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow and Care for Avocado Trees

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Thinking of suspending an avocado pit over water in hopes of producing some of the buttery green fruit? Learn whether this is a good idea, and other tips and tricks for growing “alligator pears” in your own backyard.

How to Grow Beautiful and Productive Fig Trees

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Looking for a large and fruitful tree for your landscape? Consider the fig, an easy to grow, tall, and wide specimen that rewards little attention with bushels of sweet, fat, and juicy fruit that can be crafted into so much more than just Newtons. Learn more about this generous tree now on Gardener’s Path.

Juicy and Sweet Tips for Starting Your Own Berry Patch

The best part about having a berry patch is that you get out of it exactly what you put in. The plants require their share of care and attention, but you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful harvest. Ready to roll up your sleeves and put in a good effort with a solid payout? Find out how to get started on Gardener’s Path.

Grow Your Own Gorgeous Mulberry Trees

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Mulberry trees have a short harvest season but produce ample fruits for all of your favorite pies, jellies, and wines. See what it takes to propagate this fast-growing tree and why it makes a beautiful addition to any yard or garden. Learn the basics for care in our growing guide on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow Elderberries

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The elderberry makes a beautiful addition to any yard. Learn about the available varieties, and how to make them thrive in a domestic setting, plus harvesting tips and more. Everything you need to succeed is at Gardener’s Path. Read more now!

A-Foraging We Will Go: Berry Edition

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What’s even better than just-picked berries from the garden? The ones you harvest yourself from a wild source. With some basic how-tos, attention to detail, and a keen appreciation for the outdoors, you can take a trip back to our hunter-gatherer days and safely consume wild foods. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Regrow Pineapple from Kitchen Scraps

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Would you like to grow a beautiful plant that’s virtually free? Pineapple plants are easy to grow from a part of a grocery-store fruit you would normally relegate to the compost bin. Learn how to prepare, grow, and nurture your own beautiful tropical plant in this article from Gardener’s Path that’s all about rebirth.