Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
the asparagus transplanted from the bed of my truck to the garden last summer is coming along very well in its second year...green and "ferning" it has proved resilient in the face of a harsh winter...it is doing so well that two of the four plants have put up multiple spears...one plant has opted for vertical growth and fewer spears producing only one (fourth photo ) while the compact plant in the fifth photo had traded height for more spears...all of them are busily feeding the roots which will become an expansive cone shape six to eight feet in diameter at the bottom with a depth of eight to twelve feet...i will be putting cages around them tomorrow if all goes as planned...want to mark them as non-weeds...then again the whole subject of "weeds" needs to be seriously redefined...but that is another 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.