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“Deborah Peterson…stops at nothing to grab some strange piece of produce, seed or pit to start a plant….Lots of fun here with figs, feijoa, fruiting citrus and more for the whole family.”
Orange County Register
“I found Don't Throw It, Grow It! to be an absolutely delightful little book. I can't wait to start using as many of the suggestions as I possibly can. There were even ethnic fruits and vegetables I had never heard of - genip, anyone? Children will enjoy the magic of watching a new plant grow. This will help you brighten your living space while recycling at the same time. This is one of my favorite new books, and I just can't highly recommend it enough.”
“This clever little book from Storey -- priced right at 11 bucks in paperback --offers up suggestions for sprouting not just avocados, but also carrot tops, garbanzo beans, peanuts, jicama, lemongrass, ginger, and just about any other kind of grocery store produce… There's something so thrifty and retro about sprouting food from kitchen scraps that makes it seem just right for the times.”Garden Rant
“Here’s another way to be creative with plants: Read Don’t Throw It, Grow It! …Peterson and Selsam go way beyond the avocados and potatoes we used to root in water glasses. Besides fruits and vegetables, they include nuts, herbs, spices, and more international foods like chayote and litchi.”
Eat Your Vegetables (and plant them too!)
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 left over from breakfast and the piece of neglected gingerroot in your refrigerator will grow into healthy, vigorous houseplants — kitchen experiments in the wonder of botany.
I love this book!! I have successfully grown citrus plants prior to buying this book. It supports my desire to recycle seeds and observe the results. Read morePublished 2 months ago by kathy
Although I wish there were actual photographs, I found the drawings and illustrations to be quite well done; the plant starting information contained was very clear and conscise. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Eileen Nephin Bish
Great way to turn something into nothing. A fun way to introduce gardening to children, or other adults. Easy to understand.Published 4 months ago by JillianJames
I thought it was an instruction for regrowing edible plants from scraps. It is to grow decorative plants from scraps.Published 5 months ago by Crystal Walker
This is a well written book, with clean directions. I struggled with giving it only 3 stars.
I have given it 3 stars for the same reason others wrote negative reviews:... Read more
Book is okay for some basic information. Would prefer format to be simplified. Purchased this for fun projects with Grand Kids but not quite what I was looking for.Published 6 months ago by SBG
If you are prepping or just want a more wholesome source of nutrition for your family, this is a great reference book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by KNIGHT CRUSADER