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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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Thursday, September 28, 2017

sb country n news-microgreens

SB COUNTRY N NEWS-microgreens
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we moved from our 10 acres
with its 900+ square foot raised garden
with the richest soil ive ever had

now we have a 200 square foot garden space
i have to find other ways to grow some of what i
want to grow

a few weeks ago
my sons fiancees mom
when we were visiting them in the la area
i know you like to garden
so i found these planters on the side of the street

around here
if you dont want something
just put it on the side of the street
it will be gone real quick

usually my wife she is known for
as she drives down the road
to suddenly pull over
get out
open the trunk
into the trunk the stuff goes

looking around our condo i see some of those things
being put to good use
like this old desk chair we saved from the dumpsters
picture not included

now this one rectangular plantar box
i knew when i saw it
what i was going to use it for


every year i planted my lettuce and my spinach in my garden
by mixing all the seeds of various lettuce mixes
spinach beets swiss chard together
then i put them in an old spice shaker

after filling the new road find plantar box with real good
organic potting soil with compost fertilizer plant bacteria and fungi
plant a $5 plant in a $50 hole
i then sprinkled out of the spice jar this mixture onto 1/3 of
the surface
leaving the other 2/3 for two more plantings 2 weeks apart

this week i did my first harvest of the first 1/3
then planted my last 1/3 with this seed mix
so from the first planting to the last planting a month has gone by
i should have this lettuce etc mix available all winter long
until it gets too hot this spring

this method is called
cut and come again
i simply harvest the 1/3 with my scissors about a couple inches
above the soil level
its enough greens for the two of us for a week or so

thanks to ls for the planter

while in the austin area for our final alzheimers texas walk this weekend
we went to this farmers market on sunday
near san antonio

when i go to the farmers market
i tell my wife she
dont rush me please
i wander down the line talking to the farmers
we speak the same language

i wondered past this lady from reverse pioneers who was
selling this microgreen stuff
all i thought it was that grass stuff that people eat and drink
the juice from
dont like that stuff
on my second round i looked a little closer
stopped to talk to her
she said
its sunflower sprouts

taste some
i did
it was good
i reached down for some more
they were even better
we bought a package of them
ate them in this phenomenal salad
ok most of the sunflower seedlings were eaten by us
before they made it to the salad

i looked at my wife she
you know
youve been growing them for years
underneath your bird feeders
i just weedeated them down
cursing the whole time

i wish i had picked them now

after the heat next spring shuts down the lettuce production
i plan to do serial sunflower plantings like i did with the lettuce
to use them in our salad mixes

you are never too old to learn are you

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Yes!!!~ Mesclun greens every winter!
    I use theEarth Boxes...