Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
september is here and it is time to establish winter wheat if there is going to be any that survives the winter so i went out and had a look around..i harvested the bed in the first photo forty-eight days ago and in the interim it has been subsumed by native species..so the first thing to do was clear the bed and take a shovel to it to loosen and aerate the soil...then i turned in around a hundred pounds of composted manure to enrich the soil and loosen it a bit more...the emmer wheat came in husks which i found odd so i threshed some to plant and i also planted some in the husks and i am curious to see how that works out since the majority of the husks i threshed held two seeds...i also planted some cham2 wheat which is a dwarf syrian bread wheat...the two varieties i planted in distinct rows...mostly so i could identify them as i am growing these two mostly for seed like the baart and pacific bluestem i have in containers...the hard red winter wheat i simply broadcast and raked in to the remainder of the bed..i will be looking for more space to plant wheat as the autumn progresses...but i won't wait too long...it has been a productive holiday weekend so far...i have built a new bed for ramps and moved the population to a more viable environment...planted egyptian walking onions...and now wheat...my seed garlic hasn't arrived yet so the last of the fall planting is delayed...hopefully it will arrive soon...tomorrow is th alst day of a long holiday weekend and a grape harvest is no tap...the results tomorrow.
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.