Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
the string of frost free days beyond the average first frost date continue but i am thinking their days are numbered...there is a hard freeze forecast for tomorrow night..
daytime highs have been in a "normal" range for the time of year, however the night time lows have, so far, been above freezing...even with the extended season some of the teosinte ears are verdant and will most likely not produce mature seed before the season comes to an end...
other ears have dried on the stalk and split open, ready to shatter...i have been collecting these as i find the...and brining some others that seem to be nearly as finished in to dry out completely...
and as the husks dry and separate i am collecting the seed to freeze...i will be test germinating this batch in the spring in order to plant any that succeed as a second genration...
we'll see how these do ( beyond the couple of green ones in there ) in april sometime.
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.