Product Envy #006: Don’t Throw It, Grow It: 68 Windowsill Plants from Kitchen Scraps by Deborah Peterson on BuyOlympia.com. This brings back fond childhood memories of jamming toothpicks into avocado pits! Super fun—I’m all about becoming a mad kitchen botanist!
Book Description: Eat your vegetables, and then plant them. 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 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 neglected piece of ginger root in your refrigerator will grow into a healthy, vigorous houseplants—kitchen experiments in the wonder of botany.