Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
corn, maize...i call it zea
the bear paw maize is coming along and has been spared ( until now anyway ) by the squirrels...the plant in the first photo has four ears growing off the stalk that you can see in the second photo..one is piggy-backed on another branching off to the left of the stalk...the swelling on the main stalk to their immediate right is another and further right and a bit lower in the frame you can see the silks of a fourth...it's not done yet though...the third photo is of a tiller off to the left of the main stalk and it has a fifth ear establishing itself...further down the row another plant ( fourth photo ) has two ears going on ( fifth ) and the tiller on the left in the sixth photo is producing a flower ( seventh ) which means more ears on the way ( given the reprieve from the squirrels continues )..lets see dense yellow #2 do that...the last photo is the obligatory "wild and weedy" maize ancestor teosinte...there's a lot of that there too and the squirrels won't touch it...hard, unforgiving seeds.
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.