Logee's Plants for Home & Garden
Edible Houseplants - Grow Your Own Citrus, Coffee, Vanilla, and 43 Other Tasty Tropical Plants
By Byron E. Martin and Laurelynn G. Martin
The world of houseplants just got tastier with this colorful guide to growing edible plants indoors!
Houseplant enthusiasts will be delighted to discover the range of tropical plants that can be grown in containers indoors, in any location. Laurelynn and Byron Martin, owners of Logee's Plants for Home & Garden, are nationally renowned for their expertise in growing fruit-bearing and tropical plants indoors. Their colorful guide features photos and complete care guidelines for 46 food-bearing plants, includes lemons, limes, grapefruit, cherries, olives, passion fruit, papaya, and much more. Fresh, fragrant, and flavorful, Edible Houseplants expands the fun and pleasure of growing indoor plants.
Together, Laurelynn and Byron Martin own Logee’s Plants for Home & Garden, a retail and online business that specializes in fruiting, rare, and tropical plants, as well as hardy garden plants, easy-to-grow houseplants, begonias, and many more rare and unusual plants, with customers across the United States. Byron is also an avid beekeeper who grows pollinator plants to help sustain the local bee population.
Full-color photographs throughout. 160 pages; 9 ½ X 9 ½. Paperback. Copyright 2023.
Review from Library Journal
"In this new edition of 2010’s Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere, readers of all skill levels are encouraged to try growing something edible in their own home. The authors, owners of Logee’s Plants for Home & Garden in Danielson, CT, offer ample information about germinating 46 plants indoors, including orange, lemon, guava, olive, and sugarcane. Ideal conditions, care, and potential problems are all presented in an attractive, easy-to-use layout that’s complemented by appealing photographs and drawings. Most plant information is supplemented by a practical application of the harvested fruit or spice. Readers are treated to recipes for drinks and sweets, plus directions for processes such as roasting coffee beans, fermenting chocolate nibs, and preparing peppercorns. The book describes everything needed to succeed. For example, there are details about selecting the right container, watering schedules, fertilizing, and more. Daunting topics such as pruning and propagation are explained clearly, and a troubleshooting guide provides useful guidance if problems arise. VERDICT This is an extraordinarily helpful guide for indoor plant enthusiasts of all levels. Highly recommended." —Anitra Gates
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