Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Monday, June 6, 2016
a jerusalem artichoke plant has taken hold in the bed of my truck..no surprise really...it is a hardy native and will grow almost anywhere...what was surprising was to find an asparagus plant growing there too..i have had asparagus growing there before...the asparagus in the community garden started out there from seed i hauled out of the perennial garden project in the autumn of 2014 when the university booted me out...so this plant has germinated from seed almost two years old...not a world's record...purslane seed can be viable for up to forty years and that probably isn't a record either...but it is still a surprise to me...so i gently dug it out...you can see in the third photo the root system is longer than the above ground plant...an indication of the massive root system this plant may ( hopefully ) grow...past transplants from the truck bed have shocked badly and this one may as well..i tuck it into a corner of the bed opposite the cucumbers and gave it a good shot of water...we'll see, won't we?
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.