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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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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

another one done, radio interview


this year to raise funds for our walk to end alzheimers team
i decided to donate a 4 ft square organic garden that would
be installed by the organicgreen docotor thats me
we would auction it off to the highest bidder

the winner of the garden hg was excited as she swooped in
at the last minute and put down the highest bid for the garden
last week we arranged a time to put the garden in and plant
all the veggies for the fall

we started with a cedar frame of 2 in x 12 in cedar boards
then marked off 1 ft squares with metal wire

we first prepped the site by digging a level surface to place
the frame
hgs husband has over time used this location to mulch and
compost some leaves
so the topsoil there was quite rich

we then added a layer of cardboard and then several layers
of newspapers
they have a lot of worms in their yard so the worms will be
attracted to the cardboard and will eventually eat it and
make a good amount of deposits of earthworm doo
which is the best fertilizer to put in a garden
they also will crawl through and through the soil to keep
it well aerated
Hill Country Garden Soil.
we then added the frame
then added a 1/2 yard of the natural gardeners lady bug
hill country soil with its minerals sand several composts
Square Foot Gardening Blend™.
and then topped that with bags of the ladybug brand
square foot garden mix which uses coconut shavings to
help hold moisture for this small garden
Farm Style™ Compost.
we then added a 3 inch layer of lady bug barnyard compost
then we added a  sprinkling of lady bug 8-2-4 fertilizer and
topped this off with a light sprinkling of cotton seed meal
the fertilizer releases nitrogen slowly over the next few weeks
and the meal releases the nitrogen quicker for the plants

i scooped up a handful of this stuff and i swear it smells
so good that i could eat it like it was chocolate

then hgs younger daughter miss o came out and helped me
prep the garden as above and helped me plant all the veggies
for the garden watering it well with a seaweed solution
she added a lima bean she had grown at school
we are hoping for a nice warm winter on that one

we also left a few spaces so they could plant something else
later on

we planted these as i know that they will be successful in
the square foot garden in the fall
swiss chard kale cilantro broccoli asian greens lettuce spinach
multiplying onions snap peas-my favorites
i couldnt talk hgs hubbie into letting me plant beets
they will replant more spinach in a few weeks and more lettuce
and will plant a square of strawberries

these things should grow and produce all winter

bon appetite hg etal
thanks for the pictures and the donation


here is a national public radio kut austin link to an interview that i did along
with two others for the alzheimers association
there is an audio version and farther down the page a video

this will be running several times a day this month on kut 90.5 fm

the organicgreen doctor

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