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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Monday, September 27, 2010

fall square foot garden, in my garden

if you live where we do you need to plant your fall garden
if you have a square foot garden you need to remove all
nonproductive plants off your square foot garden space

if you have a square foot garden you need to apply 2-4 inches
of good organic compost
need to work it into your soil to 2-3  inch level

if you have a square foot garden you are now ready to plant
your fall crops
if you have a square foot garden you can plant cole crops
such as broccoli, cabbage, caulflower, kale, brussel sprouts, or kale
each of these will go in a square foot space

if you have a square foot garden plant them the depth they are in the pot
wrap the base with wet narrow strip of newspaper so it is protected at the
ground level from cut worms which will cut down the plant like
some one had used a chain saw on a tree
water each well with organic liquid fertilizers such as johns formula or
use liquid seaweed
dont let it dry out-may need to water every day or two until establlished

if you have a square foot garden you need to watch for pests-see previous
blog post last week on pests-most common will be caterpillers or beetles-
use bt for them  or
in my garden have problem with pill bugs eating my stuff so use de on them

if you have a square foot garden can also plant swiss chard(1 ft), garlic(6 in),
lettuce(4 in)(would start with transplants and use different varieties),spinach(4in)
mustard(1 ft), different chinese cabbage(6 in)
after these are established can sprinkle seeds of mixed lettuces,spinach,
beets, radishes over a square and gently cover with light topsoil or none at all

if you have a square foot garden you are now ready for the winter
remember all these usually will last through the cold weather
most of the stuff still in garden may not survive the first freeze

if you dont have a square foot garden you can do the same thing


have 4 ft x 12 ft squares
this one was planted with onions last january
when they were dug up in summer overseeded with blackeyed peas
you know the ones my motherinlaw she cooks so well but my wife she
is practicing on still

this fall pulled up the blackeyed peas     fed them to the chicken
composting machines-they ate the peas pooped out manure
ate the hulls and leaves did the same again and mixed it all
into my compost and also made eggs for us

then added 4 inches of chicken generated compost and
worked it well into the soil

later this week will show pictures of planted garden

the organicgreen doctor

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