Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Friday, November 24, 2017
around the garden the day after thanksgiving
autumn has certainly arrived for the annuals in the garden...at first glance the pepper and tomato plants here looks entirely dead but a closer look shows some fruit was left on the vine...with its decay and fall tot he ground the need to put in transplants may be negated by volunteers...it is always interesting to see what overwinters successfully...
while we are talking volunteers, what i can only surmise was an incomplete harvest has led to new growth in garlic in one of the beds...i noticed half a dozen plants there so there will be garlic next june...
there are literally thousands of marigold seeds hanging around as well...there may be a super-abundance of blooms in 2018...
finally, i kept bumping into ladybugs out there as i roamed around...i have to wonder what they are finding in the way of aphids to snack on..few i'll warrant...they will be done in soon i am afraid and the question of aphids will be resolved...still, can i remember ever seeing this many this late?
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.