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Don't throw it, grow it! : 68 windowsill plants from kitchen scraps

Author: Deborah Peterson; Millicent E Selsam
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: You can also have houseplant fun with fruits, nuts, herbs, and spices. From the common carrot to the exotic cherimoya, dozens of foods have pits, seeds, and roots waiting to be rescued from the compost bin and brought back to life on your windowsill. Planted and nurtured, the shiny pomegranate seeds left over from breakfast and the piece of neglected ginger root in your refrigerator will grow  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Peterson; Millicent E Selsam
ISBN: 9781603420648 1603420649
OCLC Number: 192050048
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 153 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1: Nitty-Gritty Growing Techniques --
What plants need to grow --
Getting plants started --
Caring for new plants --
Dealing with pests --
2: Plants From Common Vegetables --
Bean --
Beet --
Carrot --
Chickpea --
Jerusalem artichoke --
Lentil --
Onion, garlic, and shallot --
Pea --
Potato --
Radish --
Summer squash --
Sweet potato --
Turnip --
3: Plants From Fruits And Nuts --
Almond --
Avocado --
Carob --
Chinese star apple --
Citrus --
Date --
Feijoa --
Fig --
Kiwi --
Mango --
Papaya --
Peanut --
Pineapple --
Pomegranate --
Sapodilla --
4: Plants From Herbs And Spices --
Anise --
Caraway --
Celery --
Coriander --
Dill --
Fennel --
Fenugreek --
Mustard --
Sesame --
5: Plants From Latin America --
Black sapote --
Chayote --
Cherimoya --
Genip --
Jicama --
Malanga --
Prickly pear --
Tamarillo --
Tomatillo --
Tropical guava --
6: Plants From Asia --
Arrowhead --
Bitter melon --
Daikon --
Ginger --
Jujube --
Lemongrass --
Litchi --
Loquat --
Name --
Persimmon --
Sugar cane --
Tamarind --
Taro --
Water chestnut.
Responsibility: Deborah Peterson & Millicent Selsam.
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Shows how common kitchen staples - pits, nuts, beans, seeds, and tubers - can be coaxed into lush, vibrant houseplants that are as attractive as they are fascinating. This book offers growing  Read more...

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Deborah Peterson stops at nothing to grab some strange piece of produce, seed or pit to start a plant .Lots of fun here with figs, feijoa, fruiting citrus and more for the whole family. "Orange Read more...

 
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