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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, July 9, 2020

mr hudson update and garden news-tomato jungle

mr hudson is doing good
he got his breathing tube out yesterday and they decreased his pain meds so he could wake up some
today they plan to get him up and have him move around some
his new kidney is working great
his kidney function tests the bun and the creatinine are well in the normal range
he still has good urine output

yesterday a tv station did an excellent story on him
warning if you watch it you might need some tissues close by
ive watched it several times and used tissues every time

here is the link to the people.com article on mr hudson and midway in the article is the news video

the two pictures above are part of what i call my tomato jungle
i started planning my garden last winter and planned to do only 6 tomatoes this time
i always say that
i always plant too many for my garden plot

this year i planted early girl celebrity sun gold cherokee purple black krim and two tomatoes i saved seeds from last year
one was a small tomato that just popped up in my garden last year and was real productive
its a small tomato that looks like a cross between a juliette and a san marzano
so far this year it has lots of tomatoes that havent ripened

the other tomato is a larger small tomato i got from my sisterinlaw where the tomato just popped up  in her shrub bed and grew for two years producing hundreds of tomatoes
so far the three plants i planted of this one are loaded with lots of green tomatoes

i cage my tomatoes with a five foot wire cage then allow the vines to grow over the top
the problem is that the vines are probably 3 ft long growing out fo the top of the cages

so when i look down the row it does look like  a jungle

these tomatoes are all most likely indeterminates so they will just grow and grow
i have had to tie the vines up as much as possible then trim a path between them so i can access the tomatoes when they ripen

one cage fell over with a large wind we had
i finally just left it like it fell to see how it grows

as i sit her today i promise to only plant 6 plants of tomatoes next year
i promise to space them further apart to give me better access to them

i know i know i probably said this last year

if i was in texas my tomatoes would be at the end of the season
here its just starting up

here is my tatume squash i planted this year
it grows in a vine and if you pick it when its softball size you can use it like a zucchini squash
you can let it grow larger and use it like a winter squash
we use ours when they are smaller
this squash is resistant to the vine borer which we dont seem to have a problem with here

i see lots of ripe tomatoes in our future
last year i think i got tomato poisoning from eating so many of them fresh

we will freeze some of them
eat a lot of them
give away some
donate some to the food banks
doing this makes it all worth while

the organicgreen doctor

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