Earlier this week I picked up Growing Tasty Tropical Plants from the library. I have a few edible houseplants, namely herbs and a few citrus trees. My variegated citrus from Monticello has a few lemons on it (sorry, forgot to take photos of them yesterday). When you live in an area with long, cold winters, houseplants can be a saving grace, particularly edible ones.
This book is very dangerous for someone like me. After just flipping through it, I already have a wishlist of tropical plants I “need” to add to my collection. At least with an edible plant you feel like you’re getting something more out of your houseplants. I did start seeds for pink bananas yesterday, they should be interesting. I’ll keep you posted on how those grow.
I can’t wait to add a few more interesting edibles to my houseplants list. I’m thinking avocados and papaya might be the first things I’ll buy, a black pepper plant sounds pretty interesting too!
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