Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Friday, August 1, 2014
i planted new zealand white clover as a perennial green manure on the south side of the house last week, after i brought in the stands of winter rye and the wheat, in an effort to get it well established before winter...the intent is to intercrop vegetables between the rows next spring and let the nitrogen the clover the bacteria produce feed the plants...it was dry when i planted it but my back yard got .13 of an inch of rain today...not a saturation, but enough to soak the shallowly rooted nascent clover's roots...so i purchased some distilled water on my way home form work and when i got here i mixed up a batch of inoculant and poured it over the clover...this will give the bacteria colony time to establish itself and multiply so it can survive a watering with chlorinated water from the hose and still effectively set nitrogen ( climate digression ahead )...my back yard received 3.59 inches of rainfall in july...approximately 28 % ( and change ) of the june total..summer is drying out ...i know...i had to irrigate the grapes earlier this week since they were showing signs of water stress...i will be keeping a close eye on the rain gauge and on the community garden as well...especially the arborvitae...more on that after tomorrow's maintenance trip.
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.