Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
events in the community garden tell me the season is moving along...my bed ( top photo ) is slowly beginning to fill...the jerusalem artichoke colony ( second ) will be over a foot tall by month's end while two yukon gold spuds ( third and fourth ) and another red potato ( fifth) have joined the three reds ( sixth) already booming along...the one egyptian walking onion in there ( seventh ) has begun to develop the aerial bulb ( eighth ) that will allow it to "walk" as the weight bends the stem down and the bulb roots at a distance from the parent plant...above ground colonization using bulbs rather than stolons...down the row the asparagus is doing just fine ( ninth ) and has already begun to flower ( tenth and eleventh )...acquiring some viable asparagus seed from this stand would be a bonus..i have a bed in my back yard i would like to seed...the plants continue to produce new spears ( twelfth through fourteenth ) a sign of a happy, heal;thy root system...finally i have some teosinte seed that has germinated (fifteenth and sixteenth ) so i planted a couple in my bed...no the aggressive type jerusalem artichokes are it will ,if it succeeds, still give them some competition for "tallest plant" honors at the end of the season.
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.