Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
it rained a bit friday and i was busy yesterday so i put off a visit to the garden until this morning and it's just as well i went...my bed ( first photo ) was looking fairly dry...there was a droop to the jerusalem artichokes ( second )...the spuds were looking wilted ( third ) and the teosinte was curled up ( fourth )...so i soaked the bed ( and the asparagus bed as well ).....as i was watering i noticed the yukon golds had finished ( fifth ) so when i finished watering i popped them up ( sixth ) a modest haul of a dozen "new potato" sized tubers from three plants...no extravagance in production....i watered the asparagus bed ( seventh ) mostly for the spuds i had planted there a few weeks ago...the asparagus is fine ( although i see no berries yet ) and has put out eight new spears ( eighth through eleventh )...the volunteer wheat in the asparagus bed ( twelfth ) is as finished as the hard red spring wheat in the back yard...i believe i will leave it to see if more sprouts next spring...i have enough here to serve my purposes...finally...after about twenty minute or so...the curl came out of the teosinte leaves.
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.