Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
on the left in the top photo are some wild potato seeds from bolivia...and on the right are some seeds from one of the potato fruits i harvested in september...the potato fruit in the photo has been in a paper since november fourth and is closing in on being ripe enough to remove the seeds...the domesticated seeds seem to be marginally larger than their wild ancestors and i am told there may be dormancy issues with them because they are fresh...they have been in the freezer for several weeks so we will be seeing...if they don't take i will go in search of gibberellic acid and do laboratory somersaults to get some going...i put the seeds in peat pots, marking the wild ones...another ancestor/domesticate morphology project with the added feature of ( hopefully ) a spring outdoor transplantation and ( even more hopefully ) tubers..and...down under the lights where the action never seems to stop...but that's the next post.
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.