Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
hairy vetch II
this evening's haul form outside was three hundred and five seed pods...the number of seeds per pod is variable and it ranged from one to seven...five or six, like the one in the middle photo was the usual...the bottom photo is some of the nine hundred and seventy one seeds those pods yielded...they will be going into beds around any number of gardens later this autumn, innoculated with rhizobia and intended to produce nitrogen...as usual they will be planted with winter rye to take up and store excess nitrogen not utilized by the vetch...in the spring some will be turned under to improve the soil and there will be stands that are allowed to reach maturity and produce seed again in this open-ended process of, if not sustainability, then locally produced organic fertility.
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.