vegangardening Photos & Videos

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Pear grape tomatoes. Can't wait to make beautiful salads with these gems. In the meantime I'm going to re-read one of my favorite books about NUTRITION, The China Study, written by Dr. Colin Campbell. I couldn't put it down the first read and was blown away at how once I implemented what I learned from the book, my health and life started to change drastically for the better. #garden #northcarolinagarden #NCgarden #backtoeden #organic #organicgarden #organicgardening #backtoedengardening #vegan #vegangains #nutrition #wholefood #wholefoodplantbased #sustainable #vegangardening #vegansofig #farmtotable #notill #notillgarden #notillgardening #pesticidefree #nopesticides #nochemicals #chemicalfree #thechinastudy #peargrapetomatoes

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2 days ago

Oh my ! They say that radishes are super filling and let me say , yes they are ! I was gifted these as micro greens but my intention immediately was to let them grow . Radishes are high in antioxidants, fiber,zinc, potassium,phosphorous,magnesium, copper, calcium, iron and manganese and are loaded with vitamins E, A, C, B6, and K. ...like dude !!!! 🐝 If you're ever wondering what to plant or think it's to late in the season and want something that grows fast and is nutrient rich , plant radishes ! You can easily grow them in pots as well. I'm actually going to let these stay in the ground for another week because I'm not sure of the variety , so I'm testing to see if they want to grow bigger. There already so delicious and spicy though sooo yeah... that's going to be hard for me ! #govegan #eatraw #eatfromtheearth #plantrich #plantbased #plantbasedlifestyle #zerowaste #gardenwitch #gardenersofinstagram #vegansofig #vegangardening #blackgardener #vegansofcolor #blackvegansofinstagram #whatveganseat #vegan #tinyhouseliving #growyourownmedicine #growyourownfood #sunfoods #suncooked #rawvegan

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2 days ago

Oh my ! They say that radishes are super filling and let me say , yes they are ! I was gifted these as micro greens but my intention immediately was to let them grow . Radishes are high in antioxidants, fiber,zinc, potassium,phosphorous,magnesium, copper, calcium, iron and manganese and are loaded with vitamins E, A, C, B6, and K. ...like dude !!!! 🐝 If you're ever wondering what to plant or think it's to late in the season and want something that grows fast and is nutrient rich , plant radishes ! You can easily grow them in pots as well. I'm actually going to let these stay in the ground for another week because I'm not sure of the variety , so I'm testing to see if they want to grow bigger. There already so delicious and spicy though sooo yeah... that's going to be hard for me ! #govegan #eatraw #eatfromtheearth #plantrich #plantbased #plantbasedlifestyle #zerowaste #gardenwitch #gardenersofinstagram #vegansofig #vegangardening #blackgardener #vegansofcolor #blackvegansofinstagram #whatveganseat #vegan #growyourownmedicine #growyourownfood #sunfoods #suncooked #rawvegan

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3 days ago

Speak to the plants. Listen and they will unlock chambers of truths that only they have the keys to. They've been here since the very beginning, and they will stay long surpassing us until the very end. Deepen your relationship with this Earth we all inhibit💖🌍🙏👁️ . . . . . . . #earthing #raiseyourvibration #healing #permaculture #growyourown #organicgardening #pdxgardening #vegangardening #veganlife #treeoflife #trees #organicliving #beatthesystem #becomethesolution #offgridliving #homestead #soulwork #healing #cultivatewhatmatters #communitygarden #oregongarden #soulfood

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3 days ago

Available now - the Aug issue of PlantBased Magazine - featuring my Grow Your Own section which this month talks about how to harvest and store your homegrown food to keep you going with plantbased goodness throughout the year! #partywithplantbased #plantbasedmag #vegan

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4 days ago

🤛🏻✅💪🏼 It was a busy week/day. 💪🏼✅🤛🏻 . • I (Athena) sprouted mung beans for the first time (don't laugh...baby steps!!) • Made date-sweetened vanilla almond milk with leftovers of each, FROZE them & at my GENIUS husband's suggestion, used them for some creamy aeropress brewed ice coffee 🤤🤤🤤 • Strung some Farmer's Market greasy beans • Saved my own Aquafaba from home cooked chickpeas for future vegan donut & homemade vegan mayo recipes • Picked and am drying dill and Tulsi (holy basil) from our herb garden • And made a TON of hummus...also retired an old food processor as it started smoking after a few seconds of use.....yikes 😬😳😤. . And other fun things...like making necklaces with my daughter and reading stories, giving kisses to her and all the puppies (6 at current count, 5 of our own + 1 summer guest), researching straw-bale gardening (not sure how I feel about it yet...will probably do my own version with 1/2 bales and more compost --we have hard, compacted red clay....any suggestions???), refined the plan for the fall garden taking into account less sun in our new yard than we'd hoped 😐, & made dinner out of 6 different left-over meals (!!!!!!!) WHEW!!!! And it's only 5:30pm! #familymovienight #stillfeellikeihaveSOmuchtodo -------------------------------------------------- ♻️Reduce, reuse, THEN recycle♻️ -------------------------------------------------- #homesteadskills #sprouting #homemade #homesteading #veganhomesteadibg #homesteaders #veganblog #homesteadblog #farmersmarket #veganicfarming #veganfood #veganicgardeners #veganfarmers #permaculture #veganpermaculture #onestepatatime #gardening #vegangardening #appalachia #asheville #veganasheville #canning #preserving #zerowaste #nowaste #reuse #zerowasteliving #homesteadingskills

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4 days ago

French Beans with Crispy Shallots and Toasted Almonds We are harvesting large handfuls of beans every day now!. This crunchy, healthy and packed full of flavour, our French bean dish makes a glorious accompaniment to many meals, and is great for lunch, served with crusty bread. To serve 2: 1tbsp coconut or avocado oil 6 shallots 2 handfuls of French beans 20g flaked almonds 4tbsp tahini sauce 1. Slice and fry the shallots in the coconut oil over a medium/high heat. You want them to be crispy but not burnt, so this may take a while. 2. While the onions are on the hob, dry-toast the almonds in a separate pan. Stir regularly until golden brown. 3. Top and tail the beans and steam for 5 minutes. 4. Toss the beans in the tahini sauce and sprinkle with the toasted almonds and crispy shallots. From our new book: The Vegan Cook & Gardener: Growing, Storing and Cooking Delicious Healthy Food all Year Round. The publishers are currently offering 10% off with free delivery (UK): https://shop.permaculture.co.uk/the-vegan-cook-and-gardener.html

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5 days ago

So this is Celtuce... a very popular vegetable in China and Korea, where its stems, with a little cluster of leaves on top, can be found on sale in all vegetable markets. It's full of vitamins and you can peel and eat the stems raw, roasted, pickled or added to stir fry. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked, although sometimes both the raw leaves and the stems can taste a little bitter like mature lettuce... in which case it's worth trying them both cooked. #celtuce #growgreens #eatyourgreens #vegangarden #vegangardening #veganicgarden #vegan #plantbased #kitchengarden #growyourown #gyo #growveggies #groworganic #gyo #permaculture #vegangarden #growyourownveggies #growyourownfood #allotment #potager

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6 days ago

At last yesterday it was cool enough to transplant some leeks, after clearing the first crop of Moroccan Cress, which had become sluggy and past it's best. Before planting any new crops in the garden, I always feed the soil first, generally with a light sprinkling of pelleted organic plant based, plant food, followed by a sprinkling of seaweed meal or rock dust, for extra potash and trace elements, and then on top of that, a good layer of homemade compost, complete with tiny red compost worms. (Scroll through for pics). A wise woman organic gardener, who taught me gardening, always said "a penny for the plant, a pound for the planting" and "feed the soil and the plants will look after themselves". And it has proven to be true, especially trying to grow veg crops intensively in this very poor sandy soil. Over the past nine years in this garden, we have gone from very poor crops with deficiencies, from lack of magnesium and other trace elements, to crops twice the size, with very few pests and diseases. If I was gardening on clay or loam based souls, as I did in the past, I would have got away with perhaps slightly less attention to soil feeding, because those soils have an ionic structure that attracts and holds onto minerals, trace elements and nutrients in a way that sandy soils don't. Here I have used a no-dig approach throughout, mulching the soil twice a year, with compost from my bins, leaf mould and thin layers of grass clippings from my neighbour, with added sprinklings of organic pelleted, plant based plant food, applied before most crops. Also every year, I've either topped dressed with rock dust or seaweed meal, to provide all the essential minerals and trace elements that this soil lacks. By not disturbing the soil and only gardening with a trowel, I hope the garden is building up a good micorrizhal network below the surface, to enable plants to access all the nutrients they need. So far, all of this has reaped increasing dividends every year, allowing me to crop intensively from a small area, without depleting the soil or decreasing the crop health and size. My patio sized fruit trees have also benefited. How do you feed the soil in your garden?

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1 week ago

What to do about slugs and snails? This is an ongoing dilemma in this garden, since we seem to be running the Norfolk Snail Sanctuary here! On average, without protection 80-90% of seedlings and transplanted plug plants in this garden, are eaten to the ground by slugs and snails, within 24 hours of germinating or transplanting, unless we use organic slug pellets or some other form of protection. Copper doesn't work, wool pellets are expensive and stink and are not ok on salad plants, seaweed meal didn't work, nor crushed seashells. I think we have visiting hedgehogs but they haven't dented the population. We also have a wildlife pond, but only newts in it, no frogs because of an ongoing blanket weed problem in the pond, plus the local grass snake population ate all our resident frogs! Nature is red in tooth and claw.. Watching and hearing a snake eat a live frog whole was a very traumatic experience. I want to stop using organic slug pellets completely because I read that they kill earthworms and I've noticed our earthworm population has declined since using pellets, which is pretty worrying. So..... the latest experiment here to deter slugs and snails is diotomaceous earth. I found a bulk amount cheaply on eBay and began an anti slug and snail experiment this morning, spreading some of it around tubs of recently transplanted second sowings of Swiss chard and Morrocan Cress, both favourites of slugs and snails. Diotomaceous earth is a very fine powder and a lung irritant, so it's important to always wear a face mask when handling it... also to wear gloves because it can dry and irritate your skin. How does anyone else effectively and humanely deal with slugs and snails in the veg patch? Diotomaceous earth isn't humane...it dries out the slugs and snails but should protect the earthworms, so this is just another step in trying to grow enough food, with the least harm. Learning how to grow as much of our own organic food as possible is important, since food security in these isles has not been given due consideration in these changing times. Humane, effective crop protection and keeping a natural balance, is a vital part of that equation.

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1 week ago

First cucumber! Mini mini but still 🥒Cucumbers are a great way to stat hydrated, especially during the summer. Not only they are high in water content, they also contain important nutrients that play a part in hydration like magnesium and potassium. The anti-inflammatory compounds in cucumbers help remove waste from the body and reduce skin irritation. Preliminary research also suggests cucumbers promote anti-wrinkling and antu-aging activity. Doesn’t that sound yummy??? 🥒😜

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1 week ago

What to do when your seedling leeks and winter brassicas (kale, Brussels sprouts, sprouting broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages etc.) need planting out, but you have no room because your early crops aren't finished? Answer = make waiting beds.... these are small beds or containers where you can give your seedlings a bit more room and some better soil to grow bigger in, before transplanting into their final winter homes once other crops have cleared. Both leeks and all the winter brassicas, don't mind being transplanted more than once. In fact the brassicas often seem to benefit from it for some reason. You can always help them to stay healthy and grow strongly, by giving them the occasional liquid feed while in their waiting bed. Swipe for pics of my current waiting beds for kale and leeks, some in the ground, plus one lot of leeks in a tree tub.

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1 week ago

Amidst the abundance of summer solstice, may we be mindful of the vital forces that surround + sustain us. From the Sun, to the plants, to us, and back again. Celebrate the power of light and channel that power into creating something bigger than ourselves. Let us protect and nurture the plants as they protect and nurture our bodies, minds, and souls💖🌱✌️ . . . . . #growyourown #homegarden #overgrowthesystem #fuckthesystem #growingyourgreens #backyardforaging #urbangardening #growyourownmedicine #vegan #whatveganseat #vegangardening #vegangardener #veganpermaculture #organic #veganic #thehappygardeninglife #urbanorganicgardener #oregongardening #urbanfarm #happygarden #nongmo #harvesting #homesteading #instagardenlovers #hippylife

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1 week ago

Some Friday garden pics 🌺 🌸

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1 week ago

Mögt ihr Beeren? Brombeeren enthalten die größte Zahl an #antioxidantien unter den Beerenarten und noch dazu sind sie reich an Vitamin C! Nicht mehr lange und sie können wieder frisch vom Strauch geerntet werden. Aber Achtung vor den Stacheln!!!! 😉 Beim heimischen Anbau, vor allem beim Anbau im Kübel, muss man auf eine ausreichende Düngung achten. Beeren lieben Dünger und bilden nur gut mit Nährstoffen versorgt ausreichend Früchte!

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Asparagus Quiche This lovely vegan quiche can be made with almost any combination of your favourite vegetables to suit the time of year. We make this version in the summer, with asparagus, sprouting broccoli and mushrooms. Full recipe information in our new book: The Vegan Cook & Gardener: Growing, Storing and Cooking Delicious Healthy Food all Year Round. The publishers are currently offering 10% off with free delivery (UK): https://shop.permaculture.co.uk/the-vegan-cook-and-gardener.html

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1 week ago

Trellising some plants in the garden this AM and found this guy! 😋

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2 weeks ago

Unseren Blattwerk Dünger gibt es in Kürze auch speziell für Palmen und Grünpflanzen!

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2 weeks ago

After a long day of expanding our container gardens (zucchini, cucumbers, green beans, oh my!), I made us a pizza to enjoy with a few beers. Topped with fresh basil from our porch garden! 🍕🍻🍕🍻

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2 weeks ago

Our melon row- Watermelon, Cantaloupe & Honeydew. Our garden is NO till, NO pesticides NO chemicals, grown organically and only vegan (no manure, fish or any animal products.) This melon row looks truly amazing in person. So thankful for all the ways veganism and plant based, whole food eating has created growth in our lives, physically, spiritually, and, well...literally! 🍈🍉🍈🍉🍈🍉🍈🍉 #healthiswealth #plantstrong #plantpower   #watchforksoverknivesonnetflix #watchwhatthehealthonnetflix #forksoverknives #organic #organicgarden #organicgardening #vegan #vegangains #nutrition #wholefood #wholefoodplantbased #sustainable #vegangardening #vegansofig #farmtotable #notill #notillgarden #notillgardening #pesticidefree #nopesticides #watermelon #honeydew #cantaloupe #organicfruit

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2 weeks ago

MIZUNA!..... I love growing mizuna.This rapid growing, little cut leaf Japanese green (a member of the brassica/cabbage family) is such a good green veg plant to grow IMO. It's so delicious added raw to salads as well as chopped and cooked lightly in stir fry. It's a 'cut and come' again green veg plant, which you can get repeat pickings off, if you keep it watered. I sow it at different times of year: in spring, after midsummer, as well as late summer and then early autumn under cover. It will over-winter in a greenhouse or poly tunnel. Any mizuna sown in spring and midsummer does tend to get flea beetle, as you can see from the tiny round holes in these.... I'm pretty sure you can avoid attacks by planting it out under fine enviromesh. Spring and summer sown mizuna also can tend to bolt unless planted in a bit of shade. I always sow it in modular trays, a cluster of seeds in each module and then transplant it when it's big enough. Mizuna does really well grown in clusters. I've had to give up sowing seeds directly in the ground in this garden because as soon as any tiny shoots emerge, they are eaten by the army of snails and slugs that live here. Instead I sow all my seeds in modular trays or pots and then transplant when big enough to hopefully survive.

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2 weeks ago

Apparently word got out in the snail community that I don’t believe in killing. #VeganGardening

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2 weeks ago

🇩🇪 Gestern hatte ich spontan Besuch von Stefan @stefans_hobby_garten ☺️ ich hätte nie gedacht, dass die Garten-Community auf YouTube so einen tollen Zusammenhalt hat. Bis auf wenige Ausnahmen unterstützen wir uns alle tatkräftig gegenseitig und jede*r profitiert vom Wissen der anderen. Ich bin sehr froh, ein Teil davon zu sein. . Wenn ihr Fragen zum Gärtnern habt, schreibt mich ruhig jederzeit an 💚 . . . #garten #gärtnern #gartenyoutuber #youtube #schrebergarten #hobbygärtner #selbstversorger #selbstversorgung #permakultur #gemüse #gemüseanbau #growyourown #growyourownfood #veggies #garden #gardening #vegan #vegangardening #veganic #organic #bio #vegangärtnern #vegasmus

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2 weeks ago

Trying to grow Blenheim Orange melons this year. There's lots of conflicting advice about the best way to grow greenhouse melons, so I'm just feeling my way. Constructed a cage for them to grow up, tying them in until they cling on to the cage themselves, pinching the tips of some side shoots, watering and feeding them regularly and damping down the floor of the greenhouse to hopefully deter red spider mite. I haven't been pollinating them with a brush.. as some say to do. Others say don't do it because it damages the flowers and prevents them fruiting... so I'm just going to let them do their thing and keep my fingers crossed. There's nothing like a perfectly ripe, fragrant, juicy, sweet melon, just picked warm from the vine! I will have to be patient as they're unlikely to have ripe fruit until sometime in August. Oh dear... must stop counting my melons before they've even set fruit! 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

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2 weeks ago

Well it was getting mighty hot in the greenhouse this week... and no sign of the heat letting up, so this happened! Greenhouse shading is really easy to apply with a roller or brush. It comes in boxes of 4 powder sachets. 1 sachet will do an 8'x6' greenhouse, so it's really economical and easy. You just mix the powder with water and apply to the outside of your greenhouse... no need to wash the glass first. It sticks better if you dont. When you want to remove it in the autumn, just rub with a dry cloth or dry brush and it falls off easily #greenhouseshading #greenhouse #organic #growyourown #growveggies #groworganic #gyo #permaculture #vegangarden #vegangardening #veganicgarden #vegan #veganic #plantbased #thevegancookandgardener #veganic #allotment #kitchengarden #potagergarden .

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2 weeks ago

🍅1st tomato. Roma OG. From the raised beds. Just letting nature create these edible beauties made of nutrients. Most people overlook or don't know that ALL protein originally comes from plants. Confused? Just follow my favorite IFBB Pro Body Builder and Engineer, @nimai_delgado ! PLUS follow his food page, @veganbodybuildingfood to find out what he eats- for inspiration to create your plate! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 #plantstrong #plantpower #tomato #northcarolinagarden #northcarolinagardens #organic #organicgarden #organicgardening #notill #notillgardening #nopestcides #pesticidefree #pesticidessuck #nochemicals #chemicalfree #nongmo #gmofree #vegan #vegangains #nutrition #wholefood #wholefoodplantbased #sustainable #bee #vegangardening #vegangarden #pollinatorgarden #vegansofig

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2 weeks ago

Follow my boy @badassvegan , you might have seen him in P90x ads 😉 ! And follow this awesome cookbook @wickedhealthy for the BEST recipes! TONIGHT we're picking this baby and having some sauteed zucchini on top of our @fieldroast burgers. Along with some Chao cheese and many other delectable toppings. Keeping it all delicious and free from animals of course.🥒🥒🥒🥒🥒🥒🥒 #zucchini #watchforksoverknivesonnetflix #watchwhatthehealthonnetflix #plantstrong #plantpower #notill #notillgardening #northcarolinagarden #northcarolinagardens #organic #organicgarden #organicgardening #vegan #vegangains #nutrition #wholefood #wholefoodplantbased #sustainable #bee #vegangardening #pollinatorgarden #vegansofig

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