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Bright waves of cornhusk.

Tip: Be sure to have compost or another form of vegan organic fertilizer ready to use when you plant your corn. Corn is a heavy feeder and will need to be fertilized regularly.

Delicious string beans waiting to be picked.

Tip: Creating flowers, fruits and seeds is a big job for any plant and requires a good deal of energy. Thankfully many of these flowers, fruits and seeds are the perfect dinner for hungry herbivores. So pick your string beans regularly! Harvesting your beans on a regular basis will keep them from getting tough and give your plants more energy with which to continue growing. The quicker you pick mature beans, the more beans you’ll get in return!

Related: Probiotics for Insects, Soil and Self

Broad leaves hiding a cucumber flower.

Tip: Cucumbers require a good deal of space to grow. But if you do not have a large amount of space available for growing, cucumbers may be trained to climb on a fence or trellis. Along with reducing the amount of space required for growing, this method also lifts the fruit (cucumbers) off the ground reducing the risk of rotting.

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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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4:06AM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

Thank you Alisa, for Sharing this!

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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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