Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
i went out and inspected the vines after i got home from the beanfeild and, sure enough, the beetles were around ( first photo just right of center about two-thirds of the way up )...so i went downstairs and go the neem oil ( second ) which has a very citrus like smell...it comes from an evergreen shrub that grows on the indian subcontinent... and mixed four tablespoons into a gallon of water in the sprayer ( third )...went out and soaked the grape ( fourth and fifth ) and yam ( sixth ) leaves with the mixture which i will do every two weeks or so until the end of the season...while i was up on the ladder spraying the vines in the catalpa tree i discovered many bunches of still green concord grapes ( seventh through tenth )...hoping for a fair harvest there...haven't seen a sign of grapes on the seedless vines...it is only their second season though...maybe too early for expectations.
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.