This book is more "fun" than practical. Using seeds from food you got at the grocery store will not grow true for a variety of reasons. It would be better to buy the plants or seeds and grow them properly. One example from the book: the author suggests propagating prickly pear from seed, which makes no sense. But you may find some fun and cheap projects to do with your kids.
A fun little book with a lot of projects to try. Great for kids and parents to do together, or for the amateur gardener with an adventurous spirit. The author is pretty informative: not every plant will flower/fruit, some will die after a few short weeks, and some will take years to evolve into the adult plant. But all in all, there's a lot of information here and a lot of things I was interested in starting up!
I thought this book was going to be more informative than it was. But for the hobby farmer who likes to experiment and has lots of room in a greenhouse or lives in Florida or So. Cal. it would be great. However, living in East Tennessee there is no way that half or more of these plants would survive and would definitely not be worth the effort. Author is a little vague as to what temperature most of these plants need.