Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere

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Storey Publishing, 2010 - Gardening - 159 pages
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Imagine a cup of coffee brewed from beans grown right in your own kitchen. Or juice from an orange harvested from the living room. A salad sprinkled with olives plucked from a tree in the dining room. It's now possible in any climate, with Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere. This book covers 47 varieties of fruiting plants -- from chocolate to cherries, papaya to passion fruit, grapefruit to guava -- providing everything a gardener needs to know, including information on selecting plants, planting, pruning, maintenance, and harvesting. It's easy! Anyone, anywhere can enjoy the satisfaction of growing tropical fruit at home.

 

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User Review  - Janientrelac - LibraryThing

a lovely book to read just before the Winter Solstice. I think they make growing edible fruit in one's living room sound just a bit easier than it really is but I am inspired to try an orange or lemon plant. Read full review

Review: Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere: (like lemons, limes, citrons, grapefruit, kumquats, sunquats, tahitian oranges, barbados cherries, figs, guavas, dragon fruit, miracle berries, olives, passion fruit, coffee, chocolate, tea, black pe...

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Loved it. Want to own it. It has many different plants that you can grow (think chocolate, vanilla & so many types of fruit you have never heard of but will want to try after reading this). Read full review

Contents

Enjoying an Indoor Edible Oasis
10
Citrus Fruits
17
The Rest of the Tropical Fruit Basket
51
Coffee Tea and Chocolate
105
Sugar and Spices
115
Plant Care
125
Glossary
153
Resources
155
Acknowledgments
156
Index
157
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About the author (2010)

Laurelynn G. Martin is vice-president and co-owner of Logee's Tropical Plants.† She is co-author of Logee's Spectacular Container Plants, which won the Independent Publisher's Book Award in 2005, and she received the MGA Green Thumb Award for Plant Photography and Copy in both 2005 and 2008.

Byron E. Martin is president and co-owner of Logee's Tropical Plants, a business that has been in his family since 1892. He is co-author of Logee's Greenhouses Spectacular Container Plants and is a nationally recognized expert in growing tropical container plants.

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