Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
"unimproved" primitive cultivar
i received my government spuds back in april and among the varieties were two of the "unimproved" ( in other words not artificially selected for marketable traits...they are not crossbred with other varieties...they are as the evolved naturally ) primitive cultivars, yema de huevos...as i suspected ( i have planted these before ) they were already chitting when they arrived ( "unimproved" you eat them or plant them....storage long term [not that there is any real long term storage method for spuds]is not an option )...so i planted them immediately...i was concerned at the viability of the small one ( it could not have been more than 3/8" in diameter ) however i put it in a peat pot in the basement...the larger one sprouted and grew quickly ( "unimproved" means they are viny..like a wild potato...rather than a stand up sort of plant grown from a clone )...the samll one languished...so i was pleasantly surprised to find it was indeed a viable tuber when i looked in on it this morning and found a sprout..so i cleaned out a container...added fresh garden soil and compost...and planted the both of them together...they are in charge of their season now...we'll see what they do with 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.