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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

country n news-harvest time

this is the time of the year when all the work that
was put into planting and caring for the garden
pays off

here is the link to the blog where i planted my red lasota
potatoes in late january
this is the first planting that has been done in my
enriched soil
as i mentioned in previous blogs
i dug out the dirt as far as i could go
added cardboard newspapers logs limbs lots of leaves
layers of compost and soil and newspapers
topping it all off with 3 inches of compost
and organic fertilizer and cottonseed meal
and a good sprinkling of molasses and humates

now i knew it was time to dig them up as
some of the plants were dying back
plus some were poking through the ground
out they all came
plus i was at a garden talk where the speaker
recommended pulling them all out now
one year i left them all in and they mostly rotted in
a few weeks
out they came
here is some hanging from a plant
here is one fitting nicely in my hand
here are the over two 5 gallon bucketfuls that
i dug that day
this represents more than i got last year
these taters are about half of them hand size

these are stored in my garage for use over the next
few months
the onions in my beds
all 200+ of them had grown well although not as big
as last years crop
the stalks have all fallen over which means its time
to pull them
so i pulled all of them and here they are in my
they will be placed in the garage all spread out
when they have dried good

they will be placed in pantyhose to be made into
what i call
onion chimes

we clip them off as we need them
they should last close to winter time

these are 1015 onions
the name comes from when the seeds are planted
now i get them in january as small plants

they are sweet and i notice my eyes dont burn and
water when i cut them
ive been eating them for lunch everyday on my sandwich
adds a nice sweet taste to the meal

we are just now starting to get a few cherry tomatoes
lots of strawberries a few sink peaches
armenian cukes are starting to grow as are our tatume squash
our peppers are just starting to bloom and grow
the plum trees are loaded with plums
the bees are making lots of honey

the other large tomatoes are going to do quite well this year
there is lots of large green tomatoes
hoping to keep my wife shes hands off them until
they can ripen

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. LOVE me some fried green tomatoes! (Ask for permission? Nah. Forgiveness...) OGD first in line for the fried treats.
    yummy hugs, my wife she