Don’t Throw It, Grow It!
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68 Windowsill Plants from Kitchen Scraps. Eat your vegetables — and plant them too! Don’t Throw It, Grow It! shows you how to plant the pits, roots, shoots and seeds of almonds, anise, avocados, beans, celery, citrus, dates, fennel, figs, ginger root, kiwi, mango, mustard, papaya, peanuts, persimmon, pineapple, pomegranate, sesame, squash, turnip, tropical guava… and more!
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 leftover from breakfast, and the neglected piece of ginger root in your refrigerator will grow into a healthy, vigorous houseplants — kitchen experiments in the wonder of botany. By Deborah Peterson. Paperback, 160 pp.