Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
finally managed to find the time to get to campus and prepare the asparagus bed for winter..it was still green , but yellowing and it is the second week of november...the weather is bound to turn...some of the plants had finally begun to produce "berries" but i am skeptical that they are viable seed...i collected them anyway and will see if i can germinate any..if so i will spread asparagus around...i cut back the plants...that pile represents one hundred and ten individual spears, some bigger than my thumb...others just big enough to feed the roots...after i cut the plants back i spread compost over the stubble..asparagus are heavy feeders and this will help them in the spring..i marked each plant with a small piece of 1/8" dowel rod so i can push the compost back in march when i unmulch to allow the plants to break the surface of the soil...they do not have strong tips and need some help...next i put a six inch thick layer of straw over the compost to allow dead air for insulation and then covered the straw with a layer of landscaping fabric fastened down with staples...i added a second layer of fabric to be sure the straw stayed put and...after about forty-five minutes...the job was done...more on the viability of the seed as i discover it.
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.