Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
asparagus and yacon
the yacon i got in the mail yesterday may look a bit battered but there is ample new growth on the stem which leaves me guardedly optimistic (!) that it will pull through so i planted it to ad something of a different andean tuber to the population than the garden has had to date...you can see by the one on my deck that even in containers they can become quite tall so i put a cage around it to provide support as it grows...it has a long season and it is already june...we will be seeing how much production we get before the first killing frost...a bed over the asparagus in the garden is looking robust...so well in fact that the plants are putting out additional spears to feed the roots...and the deeper the roots the more cold hardy the plant...twelve new spears is good news on the north end of the bed...more as more goes in.
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.