Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
when i looked into the paper bag that held the last potato fruit from this year's crop i noticed it had begun to shrivel ( top photo ) which announced the time had come to extract the seeds..so i took it out to the kitchen and cut it open ( second photo ) to reveal the seeds...i cleaned them out and rinsed them in water...this one yielded about fifty seeds ( third photo ) which i dumped into paper toweling in a bowl to dry ( fourth photo ) the last husk is empty ( fifth photo ) and i would estimate somewhere between four hundred and five hundred seeds have been harvested ( no i have not counted them all )..by coincidence the gibberellic acid i ordered...in powder form, to be mixed with distilled water to the proper solution per usda guidelines, showed up in my mailbox today...an augury, perhaps, that the time has come to break some dormancy and start some potato vines...there will be more on this soon.
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.