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Spring Photo Gallery + 12 Gardening Tips

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Spring Photo Gallery + 12 Gardening Tips

Finally, spring is here! To celebrate, here is a collection of spring/summer photographs from our veganic garden along with simple tips to help you plan out your spring, summer or fall veggie patch (if you haven’t already started).

Don’t have the space to grow a garden? Here are small-space gardening tips.

The beginning of one of my favorite vegetables: Cabbage

Tip: Cabbage likes “sweet” soil (more alkaline than acidic). If you have acidic soil, perhaps from pine trees nearby, you can use wood ash or lime to raise the pH.

After a couple of weeks the cabbage head begins to mature.

Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man’s head.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

Tip: The head is ready to harvest when firm to the touch. If you chop off the head at the base of the leaves, the stump will develop a number of smaller cabbage sprouts. These small sprouts may be harvested later in the season, but are unlikely to reach the size of the original head.


An eggplant blossom complete with small spikes to protect it until maturity.

Tip: Eggplants like it hot, hot, hot, so don’t plan on planting your starts outside until the threat of frost has passed and the soil is warm. I also recommend mulching around the base of the eggplant to feed the roots and capture heat in the soil.

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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

Gentle World is a vegan intentional community and non-profit organization, whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition. For more information about vegan food and other aspects of a vegan lifestyle, visit the Gentle World website and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

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8:29AM PDT on May 19, 2014

Wonderful healthy looking pictures. Good hints, for which I thank you.

3:02AM PST on Jan 11, 2014

Your work article, blogs I mean over all contents is must read material.
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7:18PM PST on Jan 8, 2014

Gorgeous Pics & Great Info. Thanks for Sharing.

10:35PM PST on Dec 13, 2013

Hey enormous stuff or pleasant information you are offering here.
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4:35AM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

Thanks

4:06AM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

Thank you Alisa, for Sharing this!

7:47AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

thanks

2:23AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Great info - thanks for sharing. Like Kate, I didn't know you could eat beet leaves!

10:08AM PDT on May 24, 2013

Thank you Alisa, for Sharing this!

4:35AM PDT on May 23, 2013

Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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