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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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Thursday, May 21, 2020

garden news-t tomato babies


this t tomato named after my wet suitcase sister in law grew up as a volunteer in the bed against the wall at the entry to their house
it got morning sun and as it grew up and over the wall it started getting some afternoon sun
it grew in this spot for two years producing a ton of delicious tomatoes shown in the picture below

as many of us gardeners know volunteer tomaotes plant themselves and sometimes seem to do better than the tomatoes us gardeners plant ourselves

i ate several of these tomatoes over the summer and into the fall
i took one
let the seeds dry
then saved them in a seed envelope until this january
then i planted several of them in 4 inch pots then as the plant grew i stepped it up to a 1 gallon pot
i donated two of these tomatoes to my wet suitcase sister in law for her garden this year

the tomatoes were kept in our living room and front porch
when i got sick with the covid 19
my wife she took over their care for two weeks which despite a brown thumb took good care of them

when i was able to go to my garden i planted four of the remaining babies in my garden
i donated some to the gardens veggie sale

here is the t tomato growing happily in my garden
i actually have picked 3 tomatoes off one of them
my wife she ate them before i could get a picture

the day i got sick i was actually in the community garden planting this t tomato
it has its own special yellow metal support cage
i must have done a good job planting it that day since its much bigger than the other tomatoes in the garden

i look forward to harvesting these t tomato babies to see what they look like
i sure hope they are as good as the original t tomato

if you look in the bottom of the t tomato that green stuff growing is purslane
here its a weed that is weeded out of the garden
at the country n i use to plant it in the garden
we used it in our salads

the purple plants around the tomato is amaranth
i pick the young leaves to use in salads
you can pick the larger leaves to use in stir fries

the yellow flowers are sunflowers

this last week i prepped this 30 ft bed with the community garden compost then i planted two rows of green beans
these will be donated to the local food kitchens and shelters

here is the row of onions that i planted several weeks ago
these onions are the same as i have planted in my garden
when the onions fall over
that means the green tops fall over to the ground
they will be pulled and dried for a few days in the sun then will also be donated

here is hoping those t tomato babies are as delicious as the original one

the organicgreen doctor

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