Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Friday, November 28, 2014
still more zea morphology
we are only a few weeks into the indoor season and the advantages of growing several strains of the same plant family are beginning to show up...at least from a morphological viewpoint...the zea mexicana annual teosinte in the top two photos is clearly tillering...it's on the left side of the plant growing from the base...lots of grasses tiller...wheat and rye do...and so does maize as the third photo shows...maize is a grass and a member of the zea family and so there is no surprise that cousins should share traits...the northern tepehuan teosinte in the fourth photo is not tillering...and it won't...that variety doesn't tiller...it branches as you can see in the fifth photo of the plant out in the yard...two different strategies for producing more ears and seeds...and mentioning ears and seeds gives me an opportunity to post a photo of some opened ears and shattered seeds...so i will.
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.