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Spring Photo Gallery + 12 Gardening Tips

Bok Choy has to be one of my favorite greens.

Tips: Be sure to start harvesting your first crop of bok choy before the hot weather sets in. Hot weather tends to make the bok choy go to seed quickly. You donít have to pull the entire plant though (although this is fine as well), you can simply harvest the outer leaves and let the inner leaves mature.

A bouquet of beautiful lacinato kale!

Tips: Kale prefers cool temperatures. The flavor will also be sweetened by a touch of frost, but it can be grown in spring, summer or fall. It’s an easy crop to grow and oh so very, very good for you. Just remember to keep your kale plants well watered. Along with cool temperatures, keeping the soil moist helps kale leaves remain sweet and crisp, rather than tough and bitter.

Lacinato kale is also often called dinosaur kale and I think this picture depicts why.

Tips: If you grow nothing else, plant a pot of kale. It is one of the most nutritious, delicious and simple greens to grow. Young leaves make a wonderful addition to fresh salads; more mature leaves are great in a stir-fry or as a dressed (marinated) salad.

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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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