Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere
By Byron E. Martin and Laurelynn G. Martin
Orange kumquats drip from a tabletop tree. Ripe bananas wait to be picked for breakfast. Red coffee beans hold on to their stem until plucked for roasting. Growing tropical fruit trees in a pot, no matter where you live, gives both ornamental beauty and food for nourishment.
Culturing the food that we eat not only gives us a healthier lifestyle but also allows the natural order of plants to become ever present in our lives. We hope our latest book, Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere, enables you to enjoy a taste of the tropics without leaving the comfort of your own home. We have chosen plants that are able to grow in containers inside in the winter and outside in the summer. Of course, if you're a southern grower, you already have the pleasure of growing fruit year-round. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a first time grower, we have included easy-to-follow instructions on how to grow, harvest and care for your tropical fruit trees in small pots. We have a special section on plant care specific to tropical fruits. And, we've taken it a step further by including some of our favorite recipes and other interesting facts, like how to cure an olive, or roast your own coffee beans. We've even included our famous Logee Meyer Lemonade with a twist of Kaffir Lime recipe.
We hope this book will inspire you with the joy and wonderment of growing tropical fruiting plants.
The easy-to-follow format is designed to take the fear out of growing exotics and tropicals. Eighty of the most popular genera are featured with detailed information about how to grow, prune, fertilize and care for these beautiful plants.
Full-color photographs throughout. 160 pages; 9 ½ X 9 ½. Paperback
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