Our self-sufficiency quota for electrical energy is 30%, but what about the garden?
Since I haven’t smart metered every edible wildflower consumed, I resort to Search Term Poetry and random images. This is a summer blog post, lacking the usual number crunching and investigative tech journalism.
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Direct self-consumption quota was nearly 100% last year (no preservation), and self-sufficiency was very low, with one exception: Yarrow tea.
This year we will reach 100% herbal tea self-sufficiency:
The solar/air collector is boosting yarrow harvest – and we have yet to include its cosmic quantum free energy focusing effect in the marketing brochure.
fringe science theories
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But it also boosts vitality of other life forms:
I cannot prove that these particular slimy aliens – edible and a protected species in Austria – are harmful as I never caught them red-handed. You just need to be careful when collecting vegetables to avoid the slimy parts.
We are self-sufficient re green ‘salad’ and ‘fake spinach’ for about half a year. Our top edible wild flowers in terms of yield are Dandelion, Fireweed, Meadow Goat’s Beard …
why does the grim reaper have a scythe
… and White Stonecrop: both tasty …
jurassic park jelly
… and ornamental:
With standard vegetables (accepted as edible by the majority) we did crop rotation – and the tomatoes look happiest as solitary plants in new places …
analyzing spatial models of choice and judgment
The Surprise Vegetable Award goes to an old heirloom variety, called Gartenmelde in German:
Last year exactly one seedling showed up, and we left it untouched. This year the garden was flooded with purple plants in spring:
virtual zen garden
There are two main categories of edible plants – and two different branches of the food chain: Things we mainly eat, like tomatoes, herbs, onion, and garlic …
… and the ones dedicated to alien species. Top example: The plants that should provide for our self-sufficiency in carbohydrates:
In the background of this image you see the helpful aliens in our garden, the ones that try to make themselves useful in this biosphere:
force on garden hose
so called art
But looking closer, there is another army of slimy life-forms, well organized and possibly controlled by a superior civilization in another dimension:
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microwaving live animals
This garden is fertilizer- and pest-control-free, so we can only try to complement the food chain with proper – and more likeable – creatures:
solutions to problems
Yes, I have been told already it might not eat this particular variety of aliens as their slime is too bitter. I hope for some mutation!
But we are optimistic: We managed to tune in other life-forms to our philosophy as well and made them care about our energy technology:
so you want to be an engineer
This is a young blackbird. Grown up, it will skillfully de-slime and kill aliens, Men-in-Black-style.
Life-forms too quick or too small for our random snapshot photography deserve an honorable mention: Welcome, little snake (again an alien-killer) and thanks mason bees for clogging every hole or tube in the shed!
It is a pity I wasted the jurassic park search term on the snail already as of course we have pet dinosaurs:
So in summary, this biotope really has a gigantic bug, as we nerds say.
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