Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
outdoor plants indoors
the spuds are a success ( they usually are ) and this one is showing more growth since christmas...almost all the ones in peat pots have leaved..soon enough it will be time to find them bigger quarters...
the flower on this zea mexicana plant continues to bloom...to what purpose i am uncertain since i do not see anything like silks on the plant...there is a slight thickening on the stem reminiscent of an ear forming...but i may just be indulging in wishful thinking...
the third mashua tuber has sprouted...so, with the plant that was established from a cutting, the population of bogota market mashua has grown to its ultimate population of four...this is simply fine with me and i am hopeful of tubers for spring...
success is not guaranteed no matter how carefully we plan and execute...there is no linearity in the plant world either and this zea mexicana plant is withering despite being in pretty much the same environment that has produced flowers on others with what amounts to the same level of care the others received...genetics are weird...some entities thrive...others do not...i am not sanguine about reviving this one...when it fails we will compost it....recycle the nutrients...and try again.
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.