Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
green manures and garlic
it's been a busy saturday morning here...there is around 180 square feet of ground on the south side of the house between th ejerusalem artichoke bed and the catalpa tree that gets a lot of sun...so today i double dug it...in about 140 square feet i planted fall green manures ( winter vetch, crimson clover with winter rye and yellow peas ) along with the ubiquitous alfalfa...that i will turn under in the spring and plant..oh..turnips, beets...who knows...maybe some brussels sprouts and peas...the remainder i double dug, turned in compost, and took a half pound of early italian seed garlic and planted seventy three cloves...they may not all survive...but i predict there will be no shortage of garlic in the kitchen early next summer...tomorrow Parker! and i will be planting garlic in the community garden...there will be plenty there as well.
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.