Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
something of a variety
the craigs snowwhite in the first photo has clearly found the end of its basement season so i dug it up to see if there was anything worth seeing...what i found was more proof...if needed..of the genetic diversity of spuds...three small tubers ( remember these aren't for eating...they're for planting..size is pretty much irrelevant and each of these will produce a plant later this year ) ( second photo )...two of them are scored with lines and i would say they had been "greening" if they had ever been exposed to direct rather than indirect sunlight...the third tuber ( bottom photo ) is clearly a true craigs snowwhite...so where did the other two get their genetics from? beats me...wish i knew...as it stand there are three more tubers in the spring planting stock to go with those that have wintered over from last autumn's harvest..so...something like fifty seed potatoes of varying sizes on hand so far and more in containers with some time to go yet...we may have small potatoes to plant this spring but they will be decidedly local in origin. ( with the exception of the tubers coming from the usda of course )
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.