I did it. I finally planted my own garden! I also set up a composting area in my backyard. I have a little composting pail in my kitchen and I am now shredding all the paper I get and saving my grass clippings. I don’t know why I waited so long. I am really enjoying this and I have spent more time in my backyard this spring than I have in the last few years combined. I love being outside and digging around in the dirt caring for my little plants. And as someone who sincerely cares about the world we live in I should have done this before now. Way before now.
However, one small problem I have is that I want to be completely organic but organic fertilizers contain…well…animal products. I really had no idea. Yes of course I knew about manure but animal blood and bones? Seriously? Is any part of our society not touched by the suffering or exportation of sentient life? Are my only two choices chemicals that are harmful to life or the use of animal products that come from a lack of respect for life?
So now I’m on a quest to learn how to be a vegan gardener before my kale and tomato plants die. So far I have found the following information. And so far my little plants and sprouting seeds seem to be doing just fine.
Links to information on vegan gardening:
- The Vegan Society: Vegan-Organic Gardening
- The Beginner’s Guide to Veganic Gardening
- Vegans and Veganic Agriculture (Great commentary on veganism)
- Vegan Organic Gardening