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Vegan Organic Fertilizers for Spring

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Vegan Organic Fertilizers for Spring

If you’re new to veganic gardening and searching for alternatives to blood, bone and other so-called “organic” fertilizers, then this list of eco-friendly soil amendments will strengthen and support your green thumb.

Making or purchasing a nutrient-rich mix of vegan organic fertilizers to help your garden thrive is a simple and sustainable way to enrich your soil without compromising your ethics.

I’ve organized this list of veganic fertilizers into the following categories:

- Ready made (those that you can find in your local store or online)

-Low cost (cover crops, Epsom salts, etc., that require a small purchase, but are worth the output)

- Free and fabulous (what you’ll find in your backyard, or compost bin)

- Fertilizers to use sparingly

So let’s get gardening!


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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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5:40PM PDT on May 21, 2012

Anything for caliche soil that is high alkaline?

9:51AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Last summer we did not have much luck with our garden. I don't know if it was because we had too much rain, or because my husband was dumping the ash from our grill in the garden. I wonder what charcoal is made out of...

8:18AM PDT on Mar 19, 2012


6:57AM PST on Mar 9, 2012

Thanks. I find that compost, rock phosphate, and my wonderful worms provide everything the garden needs.

3:49AM PST on Mar 2, 2012

I just use compost, compost teas and, if something really needs help, seaweed. It's good to know there are stock-free options out there to buy, though.

10:24AM PST on Mar 1, 2012


10:23AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Thank you for this article, I'll surely use them when I'll have a garden (hopefully within a few years).

10:24AM PST on Feb 29, 2012

Great article. Thanks for posting.

10:12AM PST on Feb 29, 2012


5:32AM PST on Feb 29, 2012

Thanks for this article..

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