Wednesday, October 19, 2016


it's past mid-october and the teosinte is standing tall...still towering over me...which is different because by this time of year the northern tepehuan teosinte was trying to lay over and spread its seeds as far from the parent plant as it could..and, if the frost holds off, this variety may yet do's still standing, however there are changes going on...the bottoms of the plants are dying back..with good reason...the energy has shifted from plant growth to reproduction...i count more than a dozen flowers blooming towards the canopy and more distinct ears are forming up there too..the seeds are not pronounced enough to show through the husks yet...they're there though..i can feel them..lows are forecast to be well above frost levels for the next ten days or so we will see how far these ears can get...and look at the support roots!

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