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At last, homegrown food doesnt have to be humble. In fact, it can be downright exotic. A cup of coffee brewed from beans grown in the kitchen. Juice from an orange harvested from the living room. A salad sprinkled with pomegranate seeds or olives plucked from a tree in the dining room. Its now possible in any climate, thanks to Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere, the breakthrough book by Laurelynn Martin and Byron Martin. In this practical guide the owners of the acclaimed Logees Tropical Plants draw on a centurys worth of family secrets for lush, exotic edibles, all grown in containers indoors. The book covers 47 varieties of fruiting plants from chocolate to cherries, from papaya to passion fruit, from grapefruit to guava. For each plant the Martins provide everything an enthusiast needs to know, including information on plant selection, planting, pruning, maintenance, and harvesting. They also provide guidelines for caring for container-grown fruit trees watering, pest control, pruning, fertilizers, and troubleshooting. The book will have instant appeal to the ever-growing number of consumers interested in growing their own food, as well as houseplant enthusiasts looking for new and unusual (and productive!) plants. The Martins observed a 40 percent increase in fruiting plant sales from 2007 to 2008 alone, and their hotline is bombarded with questions about growing exotic fruits. There are simply no other books devoted to growing tropical edible plants indoors. This book, truly the first of its kind, is sure to be both an immediate hit and a long-term classic. Now anyone can enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of growing tropical fruit . . . as close to home as it gets.The Authors:Laurelynn Martin is vice-president and co-owner of Logees Greenhouses and the author of Logees Spectacular Container Plants. She is the 2005 and 2008 recipient of the MGA Green Thumb Award for Plant Photography and Copy. She lives in Brooklyn, Connecticut.Byron Martin is president and co-owner of Logees Greenhouses, a business that has been owned by his family since 1892. He is nationally recognized as an expert in growing tropical container plants, and he teaches and lectures widely on the topic. He lives in Danielson, Connecticut.Available in October, 2010ISBN: 978-1-60342-577-3

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<p>GROW YOUR OWN BANANAS?!?. . . and Tangerines, and Pomegranates, and Papayas, and Guavas, and Kumquats, and Australian Finger Limes, and many many more fruitscoffeesteasand spices, too!Available October 2010!</p> <p>The Authors:Laurelynn Martin is vice-president and co-owner of Logees Greenhouses, and the author of Logees Spectacular Container Plants. She is the 2005 and 2008 recipient of the MGA Green Thumb Award for Plant Photography and Copy. She lives in Brooklyn, Connecticut.</p> <p>Growing Tasty Tropical PlantsFull-color; photographs throughout</p> <p>160 pages; 9 x 9Paper with aps: $18.95 US / $23.95 CAN</p> <p>ISBN: 978-1-60342-577-3 No. 62577Byron Martin is president and co-owner of Logees</p> <p>October 2010</p> <p>Greenhouses, a business that has been owned by his family since 1892. He is nationally recognized as an expert in growing tropical container plants, and teaches and lectures widely on the topic. He lives in Danielson, Connecticut.</p> <p>It doesnt get any more locavore than growing lemons in your living room! No matter where you live, you can grow exotic edible fruits, coffees, teas, sugar, spices.even grow your own chocolate! Tasty Tropicals shows you exactly how with the Martins go anywhere, grow anywhere, indoor container gardening system.</p> <p>Publicity Contact:Amy Greeman (413) 346-2113 or amy.greeman@storey.com</p> <p>Storey books are distributed in the gift and book trade by Workman Publishing. To order, please see your sales representative or call (800) 722-7202. Storey books are distributed in Canada by Thomas Allen &amp; Son, LTD, (800) 387-4333.</p> <p>Laurelynn Martin and Byron Martin,</p> <p>founders of Logees Tropical Plants</p> <p>No matter WHERE you live, you CAN grow . . .Pineapples in your parlor, kumquats in your kitchen, gs in your foyer, and many more ornamental (and tasty) tropicals in easy, attractive indoor containers.Try Tree Tomatoes in TopekaNow you dont have to live in the tropics to enjoy growing and savoring your own exotic fruits and spices! With expert advice from owners of one of Americas oldest tropical plant growing operations, you can enjoy the unusual beauty and enchanting fragrance of growing exotic tropical plants indoors. As ornamental houseplants theyre extraordinary, and during the warm summer months adding potted tropical plants to your garden turns your yard into a garden of Eden . . . and the fruits taste great, too!</p> <p>CALLING ALL CHOCOLATE LOVERS Coffee &amp; tea fanatics, too</p> <p>YOU CANT GROW BANANAS IN BOISE!We beg to differ. With Byron and Laurelynns guidance, youll soon be growing and harvesting your own, home grown, natural, organic Australian Finger Limes Calamondin Oranges Grapefruit Lemons Limes Tangerines Avocados Bananas Figs Guavas Kumquats Olives Papayas Passion Fruit Star Fruit And many more tasty tropicals</p> <p>D</p> <p>o you get weak in the knees when you think about chocolate? Then ponder this: you can GROW YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE for the ultimate foodie buzz. Ditto coffee &amp; tea lovers enjoy the extraordinary pleasure of growing and brewing your own! In addition to easy-to-follow growing and care tips for 60 vibrant tropical plants, readers will learn how to: Convert cacao pods to chocolate bits Harvest four types of peppercorns (black, white, green and red) from one plant Make vanilla extract Brew a perfect cup of mat tea Grow, harvest, dry, and roast coffee beans</p> <p>Easy and Unusual Indoor OrnamentalsGreen-thumb homeowners and food gardeners are always eager to try new plants and growing techniques, and will take you on a fascinating gardening adventure. And heres a special note for new food gardeners indoor gardening in containers is simpler in many ways than dealing with the vagaries of typical outdoor, backyard gardening. Laurelynn Martin and Byron Martin make it easy. Go for it!</p>