Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Friday, October 17, 2014
let's take a break from teosinte shall we?
plant ancestors are a passion...but so are tubers and this one is ready to move along...this early blue has been chitting away fro a time and the sprouts are half an inch or better and the body of the spud is starting to shrivel...a sure sign it's time to get going...so i sliced it ( a bit unevenly but no worries ) in two to double my opportunity for producing plants...put the pieces in a box to callus for the next twenty-four hours ( a hint about a post tomorrow ) until i plant them and send them under the lights...they will be outside for some air and natural light...but temperatures forecast to be in the mid-thirties ( fahrenheit )tomorrow night mean an indoor stay ( and frost cloth on the teosinte outside...sorry...there is no rest from it )...they will be out as much as possible to get a natural start...but the season will end in the basement...hopefully with seed potatoes for next spring.
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.