Don't Throw It, Grow It!: 68 windowsill plants from kitchen scraps

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Storey Publishing, May 7, 2008 - Gardening - 160 pages
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Don’t throw out your kitchen scraps — grow them! Discover how you can transform leftover pomegranate seeds, mango pits, and dried bits of gingerroot into thriving plants. With clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions, this innovative guide shows you how to cultivate 68 common shoots, seeds, pits, roots, and tubers that might otherwise end up in the compost bin. From the common carrot to the exotic cherimoya, you’ll be amazed at the gardening possibilities hidden in the foods you eat. 


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User Review  - paperloverevolution - LibraryThing

This would be great for indoor gardeners looking for interesting houseplants, and it gives a good introduction to seed-saving. If you have limited space, a limited budget to spend on gardening ... Read full review

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A good book. Gives information about growing plants from the scraps you would normally throw away like fruit seeds pineapple parts etc. Read full review


CHAPTER 1 nittygritty growing techniques
CHAPTER 2 plants from common vegetables
CHAPTER 3 plants from fruits and nuts
CHAPTER 4 plants from herbs and spices
CHAPTER 5 plants from latin america
CHAPTER 6 plants from asia

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Deborah Peterson, a founder of the Rare Pit & Plant Council and the editor of their newsletter The Pits for 25 years, has contributed to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Handbooks and lectured extensively on gardening with pits, among other gardening topics. Deborah is the proprietor of Landmark Landscaping and has landscaped and designed many gardens and private parks in NYC and Massachusetts.

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