Thursday, April 8, 2010

Over the Counter #3

The latest book to catch my eye crossing over my library counter was Don't Throw it - Grow it! by Deborah Petereson & Millicent Selsam.

Okay who hasn't tried to stick toothpicks in an avocado and grow it on the windowsill? This book gives you a few more options....

From the publisher Storey Publishing:

"Eat your vegetables — and plant them too!

Plant the pits, roots, shoots, and seeds of almonds, anise, avocados, beans, celery, citrus, dates, fennel, figs, ginger root, kiwi, mango, mustard, papaya, peanuts, persimmon, pineapple, pomegranate, sesame, squash, turnip, tropical guava...and more!

You an 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 neglected piece of ginger root in your refrigerator will grow into a healthy, vigorous houseplants — kitchen experiments in the wonder of botany."

(Over the Counter is a new feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well!)


bermudaonion said...

Interesting book, but I don't have a green thumb at all!

Unknown said...

I think this would be an interesting book for my son. He is always asking if things can be planted ie apple seeds, orange seeds etc

Will check this one out.

Thanks for sharing Luanne