Gardening

Oops — I didn’t post yesterday or the day before when I was away so I’ll give a double post which includes Word of the Day, a gardening tip, a recipe, and a reminder. Today, the word is “vector”. I couldn’t think of any other word, and here’s the definition. The word “vector” actually has many different meanings and contexts. As you can probably tell, I’m running out of words to use as Words of the Day, so I came up with the Words to Use Sparingly. The word to use sparingly today is “good”. When someone asks how you are doing, I think almost 99.9% of the time we answer with “good” or “okay”. Instead, use fantastic, alright, or great.

The gardening tip today is how to make a fertilizer for indoor plants. (This is the recipe.)

Indoor Plant Fertilizer

  • Crush the rinsed eggshells of 2 eggs until they are no smaller than a 1/4″ wide each.
  • Soak the eggshell pieces in unfiltered water for 1 day.
  • Add a small handfull of aged biological soil supplement (or a healthy vegetable compost) and stir until partially dissolved or until water is colored and a little thicker.
  • Let the mixture soak for 3 hours.
  • Strain mixture using a sieve and a spoon to press the soil supplement against the sieve.
  • Water plants with “plant juice” every other day as a supplementary water. This fertilizer should not be used as water.
  • Watch your plants grow!

REMINDER: ENTER THE ALLERGEN-FREE RECIPE CONTEST!

Will update you with a post tomorrow, and I have to go do schoolwork now. 😉

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“Pineapple Juice” and the Word of the Day

Some people are allergic to pineapple juice (which is expensive when not in season) but I rarely drink it because apple and orange juice are much more cost-effective. One day, by complete accident, I made a pineapple flavored drink!

Orange-apple (pineapple)

Orange-apple (pineapple)

 

How to make it:

 

A glass

Orange juice

Apple juice

Spoon

 

Mix 3 parts of apple juice with 1 part of orange juice in glass. Stir with spoon. Enjoy!

In my opinion, it tastes kind of like pineapple juice but could be modified. Post your comments and changes in the comments field on the Recipes page!
Okay, today the word of the day is plentiful. Why, you ask? Because plentiful is a word that should be used more. People say “a lot” or “a “ton” but rarely use plentiful. Think about it…plentiful. It has a nice ring to it. It sounds educated. Thoughtful. That’s why plentiful is the word of the day.
Don’t forget to try out the pineapple juice recipe! 😉