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Don't Throw It, Grow It!: 68 Windowsill Plants from Kitchen Scraps

By Deborah Peterson



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Author Deborah Peterson
Binding Paperback
Date published June 2008
Number of pages 160
Publisher Storey Publishing
ISBN / Item No. 9781603420648


Eat your vegetables - and plant them too!

Plant the pits, roots, shoots, and seeds of almonds, anise, avocadoes, beans, celery, citrus, dates, fennel, figs, gingerroot, kiwi, mango, mustard, papya, peanuts, persimmon, pineapple, pomegranate, sesame, squash, turnip, tropical guava...and more!

You an 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 neglected piece of gingerroot in your refrigerator will grow into a healthy, vigorous houseplants - kitchen experiments in the wonder of botany.

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