Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
spuds, ramps, and a shot of zea
clearly i missed some tubers last year since i now have ten volunteer potatoes in the jerusalem artichoke bed ( first two photos )...there are some deliberately placed ones out there ( third through fifth ) and while i was rooting around in the bins in the plant room checking for problems ( no more blackleg rot to report...so far ) i found a dark red and a yukon gold ( sixth and seventh respectively) that seemed about ready so i put them out in containers ( eighth )...i planted four elmer's blue spuds as well so there are now thirty-eight in the ground including the volunteers with more to come...it is mid may and the ramps are beginning to die back ( ninth) i will be looking for plants that want to flower soon...hoping for more seed to share and spread around the yard just to see what happens...the plant in the tenth photo tells me we will be seeing corny looking leaves very soon as the teosinte greens up...finally the last photo is a spike of rhubarb seeds...lots of them...both plants are producing an extravagant amount...it is lamentable i don't like rhubarb in any of its mutations...this could be the mother lode for someone...i will take a pass.
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.