My resident gardening expert is my friend Maria. She’s been gardening for YEARS, and is full of awesome advice on all sorts of issues.
She’s the one that helped me get rid of the grey flesh fruit flies that nearly decimated my tomatoes. She also has zucchini’s growing out her ears, and helped me figure out that my lack of fruit was because my zucchini flowers weren’t being pollinated very well.
During our last discussion (when I invited myself over to admire her zucchini plants), she asked me what I was using for fertilizer.
Um… fertilizer? You mean, I really have to do that? I thought that was just for the super-gardeners. You know, the ones who want a super great, show-up-the-neighborhood type of harvest.
And if we’re being honest, what gardener doesn’t want an over-producing garden?!
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If my house were to burn down, there would be only two kitchen gadgets that I would try REALLY hard to salvage:
#1 High Speed Blender
#2 Stand Mixer
And then last week, I officially added a third.
#3 Immersion Blender
You see, ever since we climbed out of debt and learned to be content with less, I’ve become sort of a “stuff” minimalist. Having too much stuff makes me feel claustrophobic.
Don’t get me wrong, some kitchen gadgets are really cool. The idea of being able to multitask: making yogurt while drooling of others real foodie “creations” on Pinterest – it sounds like a dream!. Or even a bread maker to knead, shape and bake for me while we spend the day at the beach or strawberry picking and teaching the kids where foods from. But instead, I stay home and make my own yogurt with a heating pad and bake my own bread (with the help of #2 above).
And then, came the immersion blender.