Dig in! : 12 easy gardening projects using kitchen scraps

by Cornell, Kari A.,

Format: Print Book 2018
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Grow your own fruits and vegetables from nothing but kitchen scraps! Rather than throwing away leftovers from food in your kitchen, you can use them to grow more. Learn how to turn a single sweet potato into a pot full of them. Grow a salad from the end bit of lettuce and a lemon tree from a single seed. Several of these projects require nothing more than a jar, a windowsill, and a few pieces of food that would otherwise end up in the trash or compost. Step-by-step drawings and photographs make it easy to follow along, and fun recipes will help you enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Food from scraps
Grow romaine lettuce from stubs
Plant a pineapple
Start your own celery plant
Putting down roots
Sprout lemongrass from the stalk
Starting herbs from cuttings
Growing green onions or leeks
Tubers, bulbs, and rhizomes
Grow garlic from a single clove
Start ginger from a root
Sprout a sweet potato
Save those seeds!
Pepper in a newspaper pot
Pumpkin from harvested seeds
Lemon tree in a planter.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This large-format book shows kids how they can use kitchen cast-offs to grow new food. For instance, most cooks cut off the top of a pineapple and discard it. But placed in a dish of water, the leafy top will grow roots that can be placed in soil and the new plant may produce a pineapple in two or three years. More short-term projects include growing new celery or romaine lettuce from their discarded bases, harvesting sweet potato shoots to plant, and using seeds collected from fresh-cut peppers and pumpkins. The encouraging, informative text is interspersed with appealing photos of kids gardening and plants in various stages of growth. Small digital pictures supplement the many photos, particularly in illustrating steps of the gardening projects. Throughout the book, planting projects are paired with recipes that, like most of the projects, may require some adult assistance but look very promising. Recipes include potato leek soup, a basil-parsley pesto, a pineapple-banana smoothie, sweet potato oven fries, and homemade lemonade. A fresh look at growing and preparing foods.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Gardening -- Juvenile literature.
Kitchen gardens -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Minneapolis, MN :Millbrook Press,2018
Other Titles Twelve easy gardening projects using kitchen scraps
Contributors Larson, Jennifer S., 1967- photographer.
Language English
Description 64 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781512430653
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