Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Monday, June 1, 2015
tubers and an ancestor
why would i take a tramp through the back yard and not have a look at the "wild and weedy" maize ancestor teosinte? well..i wouldn't..still geeked by it..the containerized spuds in the second photo began in my basement in march and will be done in july sometime..already "hilled" once they will be again soon...more tubers in the yacon ( third photo ) and mashua ( bottom )...a distant sunflower cousin and a nasturtium...both tuber producers and who doesn't love a tuber...i am told the nasturtium flowers grown in gardens ( there are some of those out there too...there will be morphology comparisons )has a "peppery" taste which is what the tubers are said to possess...no real coincidence there...both native to the andes..both cultivated by the inca...anthropology in my back yard...thanks mik and kathy!
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.