Intercropping pineapples - video
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In the wider space between the double rows of pineapple, you can grow beans or groundnuts during the first year. This improves the soil. Most farmers cut down all the trees to establish pineapple gardens. But they are wrong. In fact, pineapples grow best and give better quality fruit when there is some shade. Apart from bananas, you can also plant a few trees in between your pineapples to provide some shade.