Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
the smaller of the two mashua plants was looking fairly wilted and on its way out after a few cold nights in the past week and my supplier have begun their harvest ( i got an email about my pre-order of more mashua seed tubers and seed tubers for more yacon ) so i figured it was about time to see what was what in the "other" andean tuber world...so i pulled it and found four fair sized mashua tubers which leaves me hopeful for a bigger harvest from the bigger plant...last season's harvest was fairly meager and i kept the tubers for seed ( this particular plant was grown from last season's tubers..the seed tuber for the bigger plant was store bought...there may be a climatic or genetic lesson in there somewhere...have to look around some )...this year with more tubers on the way and the possibility of a bigger harvest i will be sampling these to see what they taste like...especially when compared with the flowers from their cousin the nasturtium ( sweet and a bit peppery at the same time )...another round when the other plant is harvested.
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.