Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
carolina horse nettle
on june twenty-fifth while weeding at the community garden ( with gloves on, fortunately ) i pulled up the plant in the top three photos..it is a member of the solanum family ( and a cousin of tomatoes and , probably more closely given the morphology of the blooms, potatoes )..a nightshade...a poisonous plant wit nasty thorns...well defended...this evening in the community garden while doing some cursory weeding ( without gloves, unfortunately...this was instructive ) i do believe i stumbled onto some more...certainly my left thumb is aware i fond some..i am content to let this grow to see the resulting blooms..i am also curious at to whether those blooms could produce fruit like a potato..hopefully we will find out.
an ex- industrial worker ( the continued automation of jobs, condensing of ownership, plant closings, trade wars, and degradation of living standards here has rendered me a former industrial worker...now just part-time lumpen proletariat) 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.