Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
garden satus quo
there's always movement in the garden...just sometimes it's slow...and the cold, breezy weather we have enjoyed lately seems to have stalled things a bit...another asparagus plant toppled over...so i staked another asparagus plant up ( first and second photos )...there is new growth in the bed ( third and fourth ) however there is nothing of a size that warrants harvesting..so i dressed the bed in compost ( fifth ) to feed the hungry roots....down the row the colony of jerusalem artichokes is still a bit short ( sixth )...they should be a foot tall by month's end...they are not quiet however...they keep expanding pout of their half of the bed to the extent that , once again, i took a shovel to them as a control measure...there are still only the three red potatoes up on the other side ( eighth through eleventh )...still waiting on the slow yukon golds and the solo all blue...one bed along there is some very robust garlic going on ( last photo )...a clean-up event is scheduled for monday afternoon...see you there.
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.