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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

country n news-a new garden


a few weeks ago i planted my salad greens
a mixture of lettuces
that produces a mix like that lettuce mix you buy
in the grocery store

its a multicolor multishaped mixture of lettuces
also just next to this i had planted and seeded spinach
two different types
when the lettuce spinach gets large enough to eat
i get my garden scissors out
mow them down to about 2 inches

this week i got one of those plastic bags they give you
at the store
filled it full of lettuce spinach swiss chard kale
thats enough salad stuff to last us about 2 weeks or so

whats left is a bed of stubs thats about 2 inches long
soon though
new leaves will develop and grow
in about 2-3 weeks
we will do this again
mow down to 2 inches the lettuces and spinach
but usually not the kale or swiss chard
we do those a leaf at a time
sometimes we let those two grow into large leaves
to use in a pot of greens

so for just the cost of a pack of lettuce seeds
you can have lettuce all winter long until the
spring when it gets too hot

if bare spots develop i just reseed the bare areas

at our latest habitat house that we built
the homeowner wanted a veggie garden
i found all these concrete blocks from former work sites
used the soil left over from making her bed in front
of her house for her shrubs
i added compost and cottonseed meal

this is what the garden looks like
we planted it yesterday for her

she has now growing
broccoli swiss chard kales three types spinach lettuce
garlic 1015 onions
we seeded carrots spinach and lettuce also

thats enough veggie stuff to provide greens and salad
stuff for her new house this winter

all she had to do is provide water

next spring
she can plant a spring crop of stuff
like peppers tomatoes egg plant beans etc

welcome to your new house i told her

the organicgreen doctor

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