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 Sunday July 10th 2016Tim Candler9


     Had to thin the Bush Beans. They grew giant leaf bushy and recent rains helped them not in the least. There was bonding between man and plant, and the Beans and I both now feel better. Not quite certain why they chose to grow in so robust a way, but I suspect it has something to do with soil enhancement though compost. And the thing about compost, a gardener can never be sure of its nitrogen content. The other thing about compost is the sense of purity it provides to the spirit of those gardeners who spend several hours every day thinking about compost. It's the same with double trenching. As well, purity without science is a most subjective notion that can become habit forming. "I've always done it this way" is a kiss of uncertain quality.



      The other side of this area involves the nature of a mathematics. These particular Bush Beans were brutally thinned as seedlings strictly according to the directions on the packet in which they came. And presumably under ideal conditions of soils and climate they would have done just fine. Have to suspect that in the laboratory the idea of efficiency of Bean yield figures very high in the calculation. The average distance between Bean Plants determined as an accounting figure rather than anything remotely associated with what might be called "Joy of the Bean." It's an area of mind that's not considered necessary in servants that have no voice. It's kind of like a missile, it's operator, and the order to fire. It lacks honor, and unlike wealth, it trickles down.


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