Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
some buds and a few spears
out at the community garden this morning things look fine... the bed with the jerusalem artichokes has a healthy population...the onion blooms have been fertilized and seeds are forming ( second photo ) ...they will open soon enough and we can compare onion and ramp seed morphology...the teointe ( third ) is growing ( albeit slowly ) it is a variety with a long season, however i suspect the sunchokes are throwing it some shade and slowing it further...while we are talking jerusalem artichokes, they are beginning to bud ( fourth )...there will be yellow flowers soon enough..the asparagus bed ( sixth ) is doing fine as well...the potato plant in the seventh photo is looking a little leggy and i might be inclined to attribute that to shade as well, however it is an elmer's blue which is a vine variety...nothing unusual...and the rest of the spuds in the bed are doing well ( eighth )...the last four photos are of new spear growth in the asparagus bed...they will have a massive root systm to support upwards of fifty spears and the bed, if cared for well, could produce to close to mid century.
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.