Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
rain obviated the need to water...i stopped by to day after work anyway just to make sure and have a look around...we have a season going on, truncated though it may be...so here's some of ( but not all ) of today's highlights...the sugar snap peas, kohlrabi, and brussels sprouts ( first three photos ) all show good growth and we are hoping for a good autumn harvest of all three...the blue lake bush beans are flowering away so beans cannot but follow while the cukes have already arrived ( fifth and sixth as if you could not tell )...we have a fair number of peppers at work as well with more blooms on the plants...these are ready anyone...there are a few ripe roma tomatoes out there and if the heat and rain keep up there will be many more...the sweet potato plant in my bed had finally started to vine and the nodes have taken root...i an a fan of tubers...i am always surprised when i dig them...we'll see what the come up with soon enough...more as it comes up.
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.