I’m in love with the tips in Don’t Throw It, Grow It!: 68 windowsill plants from kitchen scraps
The premise? Grow your own veggies from your cutting board remains!
Grow your own celery from your celery remains. Just chop off the base and plant. One week of growth shown in photo to the right.
“Magic and wonder hide in unexpected places — a leftover piece of ginger, a wrinkled potato left too long in its bag, a humdrum kitchen spice rack. In Don’t Throw It, Grow It! Deborah Peterson reveals the hidden possibilities in everyday foods.
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 happens overnight!
Don’t Throw It, Grow It! offers growing instructions for 68 plants in four broad categories — 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.” – From Amazon [physical book]: http://amzn.to/TWz2tq [kindle version]: http://goo.gl/dn4P7
Thanks to these friends for the info: https://www.facebook.com/GrowingOrganicEatingOrganic,
- Windowsill Garden (saylala.wordpress.com)
- Operation Windowsill Teacup Garden: Planning (thisdisorganizedlife.wordpress.com)