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Growing Tips from Meadow

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As a veganic gardener, your options for fertilizing the soil are different to those of an organic farmer, who uses just about everything under the sun as long as it is not chemical. I don’t use any blood and bone, any fish or animal guts or anything like that. Compost is very good if you’re [...]

Veganic Gardening with Butterflies

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Your compost is the most important thing for veganic gardening. You save your vegetables and fruit peels in a pile, add to compost pile and cover with hay, and flip it. It has to aerate a certain amount of time depending on the environment, region, how hot it is – it could be three months, six months, a [...]

Veganic Growing in Action

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Many of our visitors are vegans who want to learn how to grow their own food without the use of animal products. At both of our visitor center locations (Hawaii and New Zealand) our demonstration gardens show the principles of veganic growing in action. It's always a joy to give people the opportunity to reconnect with where the food we eat comes from, especially since the [...]

Kale: An Easy Beginner’s Guide to Growing

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Any guide to growing kale will start out by telling you it is a cold weather crop, which tastes best after it has been touched by frost. I’m here to tell you that while cold weather may be kale’s preference, you can grow it during any season and in most climates. The flavor, output and [...]

Easy Guide to Vegan Organic Fertilizers

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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.

What’s Hiding in Your Organic Fertilizer?

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It’s time to learn about the byproducts in your organic fertilizers, and the truly green alternatives you’ll find in your own backyard, or on the garden store shelf.

Organic Growing: Supporting Animal Farms?

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If you're truly interested in organic alternatives to chemical fertilizers, then it's time to start scrutinizing organic growing practices and store-bought fertilizers a bit more carefully.

The Wonder of Worms

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Growing up in the city, I thought worms were inert, mindless, slimy creatures simply providing an obstacle to jump over after a good rain. As I started down the path of veganic growing, worms became one of my favorite creatures in the garden. Now I know what any good gardener or farmer knows; worms are wonderful.

EM & Bokashi – Veganic Probiotics for Insect Control & Healthy Soil

Veganic EM Bokashi

EM is easiest to describe as a probiotic for your soil. The mixture usually consists of a blend of bacteria and yeast which work in harmony to crowd out bad bacteria and bugs. It’s a compost boost, an insect deterrent and a natural fertilizer all in one.

Beginner’s Guide to Composting

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You can successfully create rich, nutritious soil from composting fruit/vegetable peels and kitchen scraps, leaves, grass clippings and any trimmings of trees and bushes that are in their green, soft state.