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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
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

soil is our lifeblood

2015 is the international year of soils

now its taken me several years to realize this
when it comes to gardening

an alive soil is the backbone the heart of
good gardening

here is how ive done it at the country n
when i start a new bed
i go to a good reputable garden soil place
and buy their premo garden soil
i dont skimp here
around here it cost $50- 75 a cubic yard

if you arent spending that much when you buy soil
then you will need to add a lot of stuff to make
it primo

just spend the money in the beginning to buy
the good stuff
then at the end of each season
i replace stuff in my new soil
i add compost about 3-4 inches
i add green sand to get minerals back in the soil and iron
i add organic fertilizer either lady bug brand 8-2-4 or
medina growin green fertilizer
dont use the non organic stuff in you garden
it accumulates salts that inhibit plant growth

then i add some liquid humates once a year
i add liquid molasses the food for all the microorganisms
that make our soils alive
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now the garden guru guy
the dirt doctor
now i dont agree with everything he does
posted this quiz on dirt

it takes just a few seconds to do the 15 question quiz
as you answer it gives the correct answer and explains
why the answer is correct

when you get through
it makes you want to take care of your dirt better
our food our lives depend on it

yes folks it ranks up there with the bees

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heres the link to the quick quiz

a healthy soil quiz

no i didnt get them all correct
which means i learned something new about soils

the organicgreen doctor

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