Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
hit the silk!
the flower on the larger teosinte plant in the basement has emerged from its sheath almost completely and had begun to "bloom" they way grass flowers do...it is beginning to produce pollen...but it is the structures below the flower that have me geeked...silks...no mistaking them and they are growing out of the leaf node just below the flower..and in the bottom photo you can see where the stem is thickening below the silks...by april...if it all goes well...there will be an ear emerging there...and there should be plants up in the back yard as well...i can see another joint of the stem thickening just below the next leaf node down...two ears? that might be bordering on greedy...more as this develops.
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.