Summer Garden Update: July 10, 2013
Pic #1 Organic Corn from heirloom seeds
Pic #2 Beautiful Echinacea (My favorite Summer flower)
Pic #3 Massive Shallot Harvest (grown from Shallot starts planted last fall)
Pic #4 Twenty foot long Butternut squash plant that took over the most of the back garden, and still growing. (This plant volunteered out of a spot compost area.)
It’s my Brother’s birthday today. He grows a huge vegetable garden in the midwest. In honor of my Bro on his birthday, I took these photos of my garden this morning and I’m going to send them to him. I think He’ll be interested to see what we have growing in our Southwestern garden. For instance, we have heirloom corn growing! Corn in the garden is so cool! The 8’ by 4’ corn patch looks like a mini farm. I love it. I read today that something crazy like 90% of the corn grown in the U.S. is genetically modified. How did this happen? It’s spliced with a bacteria that kills the corn worms when they eat it. Can we talk about some basic health logic?
Health Logic Rule #1: Your Food Should Not Kill Anything, Ever. Anybody
with digestive issues would be wise to cut GMO’s from their diet.
I’m going to save seeds from my first corn crop, and as many seeds as possible from this year’s garden, and share them with everybody I know. Saving and sharing seeds is the antithesis of why GMO’s were invented in the first place, namely corporate greed and the devious plan to patent and monopolize the World food supply. Think about the kind of ginormous asshole you’d have to be to devise such a business plan. Really? Make everybody buy your seeds or starve because you’re going to be rich? Assheads.
The good news is, I can grow organic food and I can show everyone i know how to grow food. It’s fun. The best part is that home grown food is amazingly delicious. I hope Monsanto doesn’t get so mad when they read this that they cry out of frustration, and have to wipe their tears with thousand dollar bills.
Happy Gardening Tumblrs!