Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
eighteen degrees is appreciably cooler than the fifty-four degrees we had two weeks ago when i discovered sprouts on the plants...i think it is safe to say there will be no more production form these plants...the stems and leaves are frozen stiff...so i harvested what sprouts i thought were salvageable and with that the season which started with the anomalous eighty degree ( well...perhaps anomalous...then again they could be a new norm and a heralding of the demise of transitional seasons...which would be sad in my eyes...a loss ) temperatures last march...ten months from start to finish and the garden has finally gone to sleep ( except for the wheat grass from kansas )...but it will be a short nap in the cosmic scheme of things...i will be out there in march putting in teosinte seeds so they can get a cycle of cold to break dormancy and waiting for the temperature to tell me to unmulch the asparagus...gardening is becoming an all weather sport hereabouts and i am planning to plant some species that would have been foolish to attempt a decade ago just to see if the usda shift in out hardiness zone is verifiable...can't wait.
an industrial worker and university student (everyone needs a hobby...my hobbies have evolved and, to keep things straight, i have left my formal student career behind for reasons that are too detailed to delve into here...continuing to be a student of life however and not adverse to learning...stasis is death ) sliding down the back side of middle age...a social loner with collectivist leanings...explain that.