Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Grow Your Own Houseplants!

If you've just settled in to new surroundings in your dorm room or apartment this month, you may be looking for a way to add a little greenery and life to your windowsills that's both fun and inexpensive. Have you considered giving new life to that neglected piece of gingerroot on the refrigerator shelf or the lone potato left in the bin?

Illustrations by Chip Wass for Don't Throw It, Grow It!

Don't Throw It, Grow It! offers growing instructions for over 50 plants you can raise from those vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs, spices, pits, seeds, and tubers you've been tossing in the compost.

The printable book preview below includes instructions for an easy, quick-growing sweet potato vine that will cover your windowsill in heart-shaped leaves for months.

Don't Throw It, Grow It! (sample pages)

— Don't forget that you can win a copy of this cookbook (along with five others!) by becoming our friend on Facebook and leaving a comment on the Back-to-School Discussion Board until September 30, when we'll choose five winners!

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