Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
asparagus, jerusalem artichokes, and garlic
had a look at the comunity garden this morning...the asparagus is in harvestable condition in places..in fact the one in the third photo is past its prime so i will be letting it "fern" to feed the roots...i did take five spears that were on the verge of being a bit too large...we will see if they are woody when i steam them...after i harvested the spears i put a cage around the plants that are too young to harvest yet and i will be making a sign to denote that to hang on it...i also dressed the bed with compost since the plants have broken the surface..they are heavy feeders and will need all the support i can give them...i went ahead and dressed the garlic with compost as well...both to fed them and to damp down the competitive "weeds" that would diminish the garlic's yield...thirty-two jerusalem artichokes up in my bed...no sign of spuds yet...that won't happen for another week or two...the season is moving along..more as ir comes up.
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.