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Peterson, former president of the American Pit Gardening Society,
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. With Peterson's help, a sweet
potato turns into a blooming vine; chickpeas transform into cheery
hanging baskets; the humble beet becomes a dramatic centerpiece;
and gingerroot grows into a 3-foot, bamboo-like stalk. In some
cases the transformation can happen overnight!"Don't Throw It, Grow
It!" offers growing instructions for over 50 plants in four broad
categories - kitchen vegetables; fruits and nuts; herbs and spices;
and more exotic plants from ethnic markets. The book is enhanced
with beautiful illustrations, and its at-a-glance format makes it a
quick and easy reference. Best of all, every featured plant can be
grown in a kitchen, making this handy guide a must-have for avid
gardeners and apartment-dwellers alike. "Don't Throw It, Grow It!"
will appeal both to committed recyclers and to anyone who wants to
find magic in the mundane - from parents and teachers looking to
instill a sense of wonder in children, to the houseplant enthusiast
seeking to create a one-of-a-kind Eden right in her kitchen.
The smallest window sill, the tiniest balcony, or a sliver of space
on a bookcase can now be adorned by thriving greenery! This book is
the inspiration you need to add decorative greenery to your small
living space and contains 50 projects for creating and maintaining
a wide variety of charming and low-maintenance mini indoor gardens.
Whether you prefer succulents, cacti, greenery, flowering plants,
vegetables, or orchids, the chosen plants within these pages are
all easy to find at your local garden centers. Like a visual recipe
book to modify and create your own mini garden, transform unique
items into decorative plant containers, grow inspired with the
beautiful photography and helpful tips, and awaken the creative
gardener in you!
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