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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
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

garlic planting, c25k niece

plant garlic here every year at this time
harvest it in may june based on what it
looks like

tie the stalks together and hang in our dark
still have garllic from the may harvest

how to do it

this is a 2 foot by 12 foot space
added 3-4 inches of compost
well worked into soil along with
organic fertilizer

get garlic from a local organic nursery
is the best for this area
also this year got some elephant garlic
to plant
can use garlic from the grocery store but
may not work as well since it may have been
stored for a long time
break up the bulb so have multiple cloves
the big clove to the upper right is a clove
of elephant garlic compare it to the
small cloves of the other garlic to the left

the cloves are planted pointed side up
twice its size in depth
are planted 6 inches apart

after planting all of the cloves they are covered with soil
later will cover the bed with a layer of pine straw to
protect them this winter
other than using my drip system on them if there is no
rain dont do anything else to them until harvest time
should have green leaves poking through in a few weeks
are pretty trouble free after planting
can smell that garlic now

well she is almost there
she is on day 3 week 4 of her quest for couch to 5k race

c25k niece please dont hurt the spider
go to google search far upper right
of this blog and search 'wilbur the spider'

the organicgreen doctor

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