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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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solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

garden stuff, solar planking

ok its hot and dry out there
but now is the time to plant some things for the fall garden

this week will plant my fall tomatoes and my fall squash to
include zuchinni, yellow squash and spaghetti squash
will plant these from 4 inch pots to get them a head start
in this weather

will also summer over some of my tomatoes that are producing
well and are not diseased and are a type that will continue
producing in the fall eg sweet 100s, juliet

the beds were prepared before hand by adding 4 inches of
compost and an organic fertilizer or composted chicken manure

the plants will be planted and watered in well with a seaweed
solution and then they are mulched well
each plant is put in a wire cage which is covered with a
shade cloth to block the oppressive heat from the plant
as the weather gets nicer will remove the shade cloth
(hope that is sooner than later)

the plants are watered daily until well established then are
watered with a drip irrigation system that sits under the mulch

any bare or unused garden beds are overseeded with black
eyed peas as a cover crop and as a source of food
(just add cornbread)

it is also about the time to plant eggplant and peppers as they
do the best in the fall
i usually just keep my spring peppers and eggplants going
through the summer as they will produce some during the heat
but will usually take off again once the weather cools
(our fall gardening here is the best time to garden)

be sure and give your shrubs and trees supplemental water
in this drought we are having

be careful working in the heat
garden in the early morning or late evening
wear a hat and
drink plenty of water

good luck

so will do green planking by planking my solar panels

the organicgreen doctor


  1. How cute....lol I didn't know you planked ;)

  2. anonymous v
    i have more planking coming