Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
meanwhile, back at the ranch...
things are still booming along...besides the teosinte there are beans and spuds and cukes and squash and jerusalem artichokes in production...the grapes in the trees ( top photo as if you couldn't tell ) are doing well and there are more tomatoes coming online than i would have thought possible from three half barrels...the nasturtiums are looking robust ans till flowering ( four and five) while their cousin mashua in the sixth photo is cascading out of the container...hoping for many peppery tubers shortly...
i photographed the ramp plant yesterday...the flowers have all but died back leaving the immature seeds exposed...they will turn black before the seed head shatters and the seeds go on to create new plants clustered around the parent plant...the source of the "bunching' in bunching onions...about three more months of work...unless the weather stays mild...i have harvested ( small ) brussels sprouts in early december before..you can mine the blog for that post if you like.
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.