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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,
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

repeating pictures

i get notifications from google when someone references
my blog
especially if they reference or use my pictures that ive posted
on my blog

one set of pictures that are frequently reoccurring postings
are the ones of my keyhole gardens

now keyhole gardens were developed for hot dry areas
for poor farmers in countries like africa
where they use what they have to make these
keyhole gardens

Image result for keyhole garden africa

here is an example of one from africa
they work because they use 3 ft of soil
have a central composter to put compostable materials
where water can be poured
which waters the garden
many areas with restricted water use will reuse wash water
bath water etc to pour down the central composter
thus growing crops for consumption

Image result for organicgreendoctor.com keyhole garden
now here at the country n
i have built two of these
using what i had available
the largest is an old large water trough roughly 3 ft high
that had rusted out its bottom
filled it with good hill country soil
each season i add compost to it
put in a central composter
left a wedge or keyhole so i could step into it
to access the plants
i water the central area

i have grown several seasons of crops
the picture above is my potatoes i planted one year
this year i have all my peppers planted there
they are about to explode now that cool weather is here

now here is one i did in my garden
cut the bottom out of an old water trough
dug the hole so i have 3 ft of soil
put in a central composter
this plant agrowing now popped up on its own
growing from my central composter
its either a cucumber a pumpkin or a vine squash
time will tell

Image result for organicgreendoctor.com keyhole garden
a friend named jim
inspired by my blog
took what he had
built this beautiful keyhole garden

now these three keyhole gardens
are frequently found referenced on pininterest
several garden blogs
on keyhole gardens

try it yourself
its almost fool proof

the organicgreen doctor

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