Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes: How to Grow a Rainbow Garden

Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes: How to Grow a Rainbow Garden


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An introduction to organic gardening which explains how to grow a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables in unexpected colors, outlining simple guidelines for planning, planting, caring for, and troubleshooting a rainbow garden. Also includes some special recipes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871569196
Publisher: Sierra Club Books For Children
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 815,780
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: IG930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

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Ruth Heller is one of America's best-loved children's authors. Known for her nonfiction picture books with clever rhymes and boldly colorful illustrations, she has more than thirty titles to her credit, including the best-selling Chickens Aren't The Only Ones. She makes her home in San Francisco, California.

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Growing our Rainbow Garden

Everybody knows that all string beans are green and all tomatoes are red—right?

Not so! Usually string beans are green. But they can also be purple, maroon, or yellow. Tomatoes can be orange, yellow, or even purple. Lots of familiar fruits and vegetables grow in a whole rainbow garden of surprising colors.

Table of Contents

Growing Your Rainbow Garden

A Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables


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Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes: How to Grow A Rainbow Garden 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
HopeMiller123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book gives you many different examples, illustartions, and "how to's" of planting various veggies and fruits in a garden. This book addresses all the unique types of plants that you can grow, such as, blue potatoes, purple string beans, and yellow watermelon. It tells you how to start a garden and keep it healthy. This would be an awesome book to have with a class that want s to plant a garden.