Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
the "other" tuber
actually they are only one of the "other" tubers going on around since i have yacon and mashua going as well...but these are the "other" tuber in the community garden and the relentlessness seems to be fading in some of them ( not all though...these things are determined...as you may well see ) and so i popped a couple that had died back up to see what was what...what it was was fifty tubers from two plants in an area of about twelve by eighteen inches that weighed in at five pounds nine and an eighth ounces of inulin laden tubers...the rest of the plants are slowly dying back so i trimmed out the dead stems and leaves and left the rest to continue working on setting tuber which they will do until the first hard frost...the sunchokes may be slowing but they never loose the relentless drive to reproduce their dna...ask the ones growing ( and still blooming ) in the compost heap...clearly some piece of tuber were dumped in there during some clean-up operation...opportunists to the hilt.
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.