THE DON'T-THROW-IT GROW-IT BOOK OF HOUSEPLANTS by Millicent & Deborah Peterson Selsam

THE DON'T-THROW-IT GROW-IT BOOK OF HOUSEPLANTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

What to do with pits, tops, and tubers: less personal than Langar's The After Dinner Gardening Book but just as well informed and a little more extensive. Selsam and Peterson include the usual kitchen sill collection--carrot tops, potato vines, and bean sprouts--but they've also dug up some less conventional sources (caraway seeds, coriander) and traipsed through Latin American and Eastern markets for added inspiration. Citrus seeds and similar classroom staples may be easy, but those looking for new crops on the horizon can experiment with chayote, malanga, water chestnuts, carob, and exotica such as black sapote and cherimoya. Written with the same assurance as Miss Selsam's many juveniles, a well-rooted addition to any shelf.

Pub Date: May 27th, 1977
Publisher: Random House