Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
after i went to the community garden and ran some errands and cleaned the gutters, i went out back and took down the bamboos and wire cages i used to protect last season's teosinte and did the first dig on the bed for this season...i turned under dandelions and creeping charley and broke up the root balls with the warren hoe...this is only the first dig and hoeing...i will be doing at least four more and amending the soil with some compost before i plant the plants that are hardening off on the deck ( last photo )...when i pulled up the cages i pulled up last season's stalks as well...they had some well formed tiers of support roots...you know how i feel about support roots...planting after the last average frost date...more on the "wild and weedy" maize ancestor as it grows
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.