Thursday, July 2, 2009

walking the line

monday night was the weekly CRAFT meeting for area interns. we met at Four Winds Farm, a no-till farm near new paltz. there were many notables at this farm... ducks, cows, compost, even a complete rainbow was in attendance.

one of the interesting crops was the dutch walking onion. these are really giant scallions, you eat the green part. but the roots/seeds are the walking part. once the greens grow large enough, little clusters grow at the tip. these little purple bulb clusters cause the plant to bend forward, closer to the ground, then the bulbs plant themselves and sprout up a new plant... so the crop walks along growing and planting itself. pretty neat.

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