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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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Tuesday, March 11, 2014


if you are an organic gardener in texas especially
central texas
if someone say malcolm
you know whom they are talking about

malcolm beck
the god of organic gardening in texas

i have one of his books he cowrote with the dirt doctor
howard garrett called
texas organic vegetable gardening
a book that will survive the test of time

i use the book frequently during the garden seasons
to make sure im doing things right

malcolm beck howard garrett and john dromgoole are
the gurus of organic gardening
with malcolm beck being the god

ive listened to him several times at seminars on organic
a quiet now elderly unassuming man
with so much knowledge and original thinking when it
comes to organic gardening

ive also been to his original gardenville nursery site
in san antonio and have seen all of his gardens some

he has since sold the gardenville chain
i sometimes get my organic soils and compost from them
since they are close by
sometimes he and his wife frequent the old store
my rainwater brother likes to go there
especially when she or he is there
to talk to them about gardening

once when they was there
she had this bag of okra from malcolms garden
its a heirloom red german okra

she gave him a pod or two
he gave me a pod or two
i planted them last year

the pods have deeper ridges than say clemson spineless okra
but is a thicker pod
that taste as good if not better than the clemson
and just looks better when cut
almost like a star

so this pod of malcolm becks red german okra
is one of my proud seed possessions

yes i will plant it this year
yes i have passed the seeds on to others

thanks malcolm beck for the seeds
and all you have done for organic gardening

the organicgreen doctor

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