Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
spuds coming in
three potato plants i put in my bed at the community garden last spring ( late march/early april ) came in today and the results are good...the early blue in the first photo was a stunner...over three pounds of tubers from a single plant...including some larger tubers...the all red in the third photo came in at over a pound...and the german butterball in the fourth had a yield just over twelve ounces...altogether four pounds thirteen and a half ounces of spuds from three plants...this bed had no amendments added beyond the green manures i planted in it last autumn and turned under this spring make me hopeful that we can build sustainable beds with simply a rotation of plants...it may not close the nutrient cycle but it will be an all natural amendment from locally obtained ( my back yard ) seed... an exclusion of chemical fertilizers and a step away from imported compost...local organic...what my aim is here.
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.