Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Monday, March 16, 2015
teosinte and mashua
the flower on the basement teosinte continues to deploy and the silks from the top leaf node are looking for pollen...i see an ear soon if it all goes well...but wait...there's more...the second photo is of another silk emerging from the next leaf node down the stalk yesterday and the third is the same node tonight...a second ear in the making..i am pleased more than i can say...i planted more seed in the bed outside i seeded last autumn so there is hope the teosinte growth will continue throughout the summer...if none germinates naturally in the next month i can always do the hydrogen peroxide soak and transplant them outdoors...the fourth photo is of the mashua tubers that arrived today...they are looking very healthy and i will be storing them indoors until the last frost date passes...these nasturtium family members are not frost tolerant...they will be container grown and we will see what we do about over-wintering when the time comes.
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.