Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
yacon propagation: cuttings
these two yacon plants have seen better days and with the recent explosion of the spud population i need the room under the lights...so it was harvest time...but not before i attempt to propagate some new plants...i already have three up and running form the rhizomes i planted in december so there will be plants...and there are pieces of tuber in the vegetable crisper...still...i need to try new things so the first process i tried ( there is another blog post to this...too much for just one ) was taking cuttings...i chose stems on two plants and cut the tops off just above a leaf node, making sure to take cuttings showing new growth, and planted them in peat pots in a mix of potting soil, compost, and vermiculite...there should be some time before ( if ) they take root and begin to grow so the peat pots should do as a home until they can be hardened off and transplanted outdoors after the last frost...this is a new procedure for me so we'll see if i did it correctly and established a new season of plants or if i will need to try again with cuttings from next season's plants.
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.