Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
the third sister
"four seeds were planted in two pairs. the pairs should be about twelve inches apart, and the two seeds in each pair, a half inch apart." "native american gardening:buffalobirdwoman's guide to traditional methods"__________________________________________________i am not sure what variety of squash buffalobird woman was planting in her garden around one hundred years ago ( the book was first published in 1917 ) but the straightneck squash ( top two photos ) we put in the three sisters' guild in the end bed ( third photo ) will not tolerate being anywhere near that close together so we spread a dozen seeds out along the front and between the maize and bean plants, making an effort to give them all what they need in terms of space...we threw in a couple across the bed to keep the pod corn company as well and yet a couple more in an open spot a couple of beds over...squash lovers out there? there should be some in about fifty days from germination...somewhere in august.
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.