Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Friday, October 9, 2015
all the seeds you can eat
two days in and the pots of green manures i started wednesday have ample evidence of vigorous alfalfa...sprouts all over..i can see some clover in there too...they rye, vetch, and peas may take a minute...but they'll be along soon enough...this experiment will see some expansion with peat pots sown a bit less heavily with alfalfa...the seeds are very small and it isn't very difficult to overdo...a pound will go quite a ways towards fixing nitrogen in your soil...the ramp seeds are fully developed and should be shattering soon enough...hoping for fifteen ( the fourteen seeds in the photo and the one that has slipped its rachis and found the soil ) more plants to augment the fifty i planted a while back...there will seemingly be a bumper crop of teosinte ears this season...more so than last season so i am a happy camper in this respect...the ears are emerging from the stems and there are a number of green seeds ( some of which are visibly maturing ) already coming out of the husks...garden run tomorrow.
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.