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How to Start Your Own Vegan Garden

As a vegan, your diet is comprised entirely of things that grow. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, seeds — every part of your diet is a plant or one of its byproducts.

That’s why it makes perfect sense for vegans to look into the possibility of cultivating their own gardens. And if you’re ready to take the plunge, here are four tips to consider as you start your own: 

Use Your Regular Menu As Inspiration

As you start to plan your garden, you’ll first want to think about your own diet. What fruits and veggies do you eat most? Those plants should be top-priority additions to the vegan garden you will begin to cultivate.

Of course, you’ll have to consider the time of year when you plant, as well as the seasonality of each seed you sow. While some greens will grow in all kinds of weather, other fruits and vegetables thrive in specific times of the year only. 

Don’t forget that you can grow sources of vegan protein, too. Everything from soybeans to peanuts and sunflower seeds to quinoa can thrive in your backyard garden.

Look at Fertilizers With Scrutiny

Although the produce in your vegan garden will, of course, suit your diet, the products you use to make them grow won’t always match your standards. This is especially true with fertilizer and plant food, which often include animal blood or bones that inspire growth. You should also be wary of animal manure, which could be pumped full of unhealthy additives that were once fed to the horse, cow, etc.

Your best bet is to whip up your own brand of vegan fertilizer. A simple recipe contains:

·         One part kelp meal

·         Two parts cottonseed meal

·         Two parts colloidal phosphate

·         Three parts wood ash, granite dust or greensand

If you opt to use wood ash, it’s once again up to you to ensure the wood is all-natural and free of the additives you’re trying to avoid.

Respect the Earth Around You

Technically, insecticides and pesticides are animal product-free, but they’re not particularly kind on the environment around your vegan garden. Not only can they run off into the water supply, but they’ll also make their way into the bellies of birds, bunnies and other creatures that might nibble on the fruits of your garden.

Of course, having these pests is a pain, so you might want to look into animal-proof gardening ideas. Something as simple as fencing in your garden or placing plants inside of hard-to-access raised beds could prevent hungry wildlife from munching on your dinner. 

Invest in the Space and Tools

As you plan your garden, you’ll want to make sure you have all of the space and resources you need to grow your envisioned produce. In most cases, you’ll want to start with a small garden, earn your green thumb, and then expand into a larger space.

To sow and later maintain your garden, be sure you have all of the necessary resources on hand. Aside from the aforementioned fertilizer and animal proofing, you’ll need shovels, gloves, pruning scissors and support stakes depending on what you plan to grow. In some cases, you might need to rent larger tools to complete your gardening project, but a short weekend rental probably won’t break the bank. Larger tools are great if you want to build your own raised garden and you’re choosing a heavier material like rock or cinderblock.

Get Started

With these tips in mind, all you have left to do is get started on your backyard garden. In no time at all, the plants and seeds you sow will become the plants and seeds that make up your vegan diet. And, we promise, there’s nothing better than eating the literal fruits of your labor —especially as someone who already thrives on fresh fruits and veggies.


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    I read this post and I was inspired. We live in the city where its a bit hard to acquire a small lot for the garden. SO what we did was we sold our junk cars to , and we used the space/soil the thing has consumed. Now, we grow some few vegetables and it makes me feel happy!
  5. LandscapingCola
    I just started my little garden last month. It's really hard at first. It requires patience but when I saw one of my plants starting to grow, I felt really happy. It took away all the pain when I started it. I also asked the help of to protect them from any harm and destruction.
  6. Shannon1508
    I'd really love to have a Vegan Garden in my backyard too. I'm thinking of herbs and spices, that should be great with Thanks for this information.cheers!
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    Growing plants in decorative pots, hanging baskets, and window boxes allow you to exercise your green thumb in small spaces, I learned this from Just as with traditional gardens, though, keeping a container gardening looking its best requires good drainage, rich soil, and regular maintenance. Thank you for teaching us these important tips!
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    Proper take care of your plants is one of the most important things to do , enough sunlight, water and healthy soil. For sure you will achieve your desired vegan garden. Thanks! |


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