Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
garden walk I
a stroll along the beds from east to west seems in order...sort of a lengthy walk over the next seven posts but there's a lot going on...some beds are busier than others it's true...but some are just starting and some have crops that have finished crops and are waiting for fall harvest plantings...so even if a bed seems empty it really isn't...the far east bed ( top photo ) is awash in onions, potatoes, and a single bean plant ( you will hear much of spuds and pole beans today ) and the next three photos are those blooming spuds...the second bed in the fifth photo was planted on the twenty-second of march and the spinach is all but done...the beets are ready but no one seems to have noticed and the collards are fine...so are the onions ( sixth photo ) we have been planting piecemeal as the spinach and turnips came out...we have seed for fall crops and over-wintering onions...i have some brussels sprout seed as well an that would seem a good replacement for the beets...two beds down...nine to go...next!
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.