Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
blooms and produce
it hasn't rained in a few days and the daytime temperatures have been warm so i headed over to the community garden after work to water and look around...things are humming along out here...the sugar snap peas in the first photo are flowering and the jerusalem artichokes are giving them a run for the top honors...you can tell they're part of the sunflower family..in the next bed over there beans on the bushes...and the fifth photo is of some ripe roma tomatoes in yet another bed along the line...there are peppers right next to them that re ready to go...in fact there's quite a bit of produce waiting to be consumed...the carrots in the end bed are coming up ( seventh ) it will be a fall harvest for them...i found three new asparagus spears ( eighth ) which brings the total to seventy-eight...the plants are happy...so happy in fact that they are beginning to reproduce...they have flowered all season but i am finally seeing signs of "berries" ( ninth photo )....bright red seed cases ( when they mature ) with two or thee seeds in them and i will be taking some home to add to the bed i have started...the bear paw maize has two ears growing and, finally , there are cucumbers hiding in the vines with more on the way...open 24/7...stop by anytime.
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.