We have a large garden and in summer/autumn we mainly eat our own food (which I love). Here’s a list what we grow in our garden:
Fruit: apples, apricots, blackberries, currants, kiwi, mirabelles, peaches, pears, plums, quinces, raspberries, sour cherries, strawberries
Vegetables: arugula, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, chard, chili, corn, garlic, green beans, jerusalem artichoke, kale, lamb’s lettuce, leek, lettuce, onions, potatoes, pumpkins, rhubarb, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini
Herbs: basil, borage, cilantro, lavender, lemon balm, oregano, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme
Other: walnuts, flowers
Vegan gardening means that you don’t use animal products in your garden, for example fertilizers that contain horn shavings or bone meal, blood or dung of an animal. In organic gardening you don’t use chemical fertilisers or pesticides. We compost plant materials from the garden (e.g. weeds) and the kitchen. That compost is used as dung for the beds. We use plant liquid manures to protect our plants. We like to grow new types of plants every year, there are several organizations that provide seeds of heirloom plants. I like to keep seed of all plants for the following year.
Here you can get more information on the topic:
Vegan Organic Network – based in the UK. They have a lot of information!
Natural gardening – information how to make your own compost and fertilisers!
Are there any other vegan gardeners out there? What are your experiences? Do you have links, infos on the topic? 🙂
Some pics from our garden:
Pears (front) and Apples (back)
Bee on Jerusalem artichoke flower
Poppy flower (purple)