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Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere: (like lemons, limes, citrons, grapefruit, kumquats, sunquats, tahitian oranges, barbados ... black pepper, cinnamon, vanilla, and more...) Paperback – November 27, 2010
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Introduction: Enjoying an Indoor Edible Oasis
Part 1: Citrus Fruits
Australian Finger Lime
Part 2: The Rest of the Tropical Fruit Basket
Australian Beach Cherry
Peanut Butter Fruit
Pineapple GuavaRose Apple
Part 3: Coffee, Tea and Chocolate
Part 4: Sugar and Spices
Part 5: Plant Care
Getting Started from the Bottom Up
Maintaining Your Plants
Pests and Diseases
Each entry contains multiple color drawings and photographs on glossy 9 1/2 X 9 1/2 paper.Read more ›
I am disappointed with this book. There is little valuable information for the person who actually wants to grow tasty and tropical plants.
Spend your money on seeds.
***If you have a first generation Kindle then skip this book completely(do that anyway) the pages are chock full of pictures(with color?) and the formatting is deplorable.***
This book is somewhat helpful in letting me grow food-bearing tropical plants. At this point I have a roughly 50% survival rate- which for me is pretty good. *shame*
The book has helped some, but not as much as I'd hoped it would; still, it's raised my survival rate to 50% from maybe 25%, so that's a huge improvement.
It's definitely inspirational- I want to get more tropical plants-= and try to help them survive!
I have seen more complete information online for free. Example: likes full sun or protect roots from getting waterlogged. Very vague and basic. No specific fertilizer recommendations either. I would not rebuy and feel the book is highly overpriced for something easily read in less than an hour with no true information. Nice photos but I wasn't interested in photos. I wanted growing information. Surprised by the high reviews as they are seeing something I didn't.
Growing Tasty Tropical Plants includes lovely drawings of each kind of plant, along with many photos and a dynamic layout that clearly lays out pros, cons, intriguing facts, growing conditions, care and potential problems of each plant.
And that is what excited my children (and me) so much about Storey Publishing's new book. It appears soon that our sunroom will soon be the new home of a Miracle Berry, which apparently "tricks your taste buds so that everything eaten after the berry tasts sweet, even sour lemons or limes. Be forewarned though" the book thoughtfully continues, "eating too much sour fruit, even if it tastes sweet at the time, may leave your belly feeling somewhat sour afterward.Read more ›
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As a mom of three active, nature-oriented young boys, I can definitely recommend this book. I had checked it out from the library but found it so useful I decided to buy it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sarah L. Wesch
very fast shipping and recieved just like promised. would recommend to anyone!Published 15 months ago by Susan Jones
I love flipping through this book because there are so many interesting plants in it. It takes some of the mystery (and fear) out of trying these out; and who doesn't want to have... Read morePublished 15 months ago by K. Lincourt
Excellent reference whether you live in the north and grow indoors or on a tropical island where you will be gardening with tropical plants.Published 20 months ago by Bruce B
This book is a winner! Love it! I hope it is not too late in the year to order a couple of these tropical plants for my greenhouse!Published 22 months ago by Marilynn B.
A nice book with great pictures and a fair amount of information for the format. 1-2 pages per plant. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Irka Bargielowski