February 25, 2011
By Jill Schatz, Contributing Writer
How many of you caught the Veg Bite last month about the metamorphosis of the Northwest VEG Veganic Gardening Group? After a series of garden gatherings over the past 3 years, we're evolving into a more timely group of veggie gardeners, with a nascent webpage of veganic resources and a Google Discussion Group giving us the opportunity to ask for advice, as well as hash over ideas and successes. Some of us are new to gardening while others have been doing it for a lifetime, but it's fun to share the experience and to learn more about veganic methods.
Two weeks into the Discussion Group, we've had 19 members sign up and 6 discussion items. Members have the option to receive emails as they come, to sign up for a daily digest (1 email max) or to view them only at the site. The items of discussion have included: Cindy talking about potatoes - she successfully left her crop in the ground all winter, harvesting (as needed) 80 lbs. from a small planting; Bonnie received tips on when to plant peas, along with cultural advice; I talked about harvesting winter greens that had self-sown in my garden, plus a typical root harvest on a cool February day; and Ole advertised that he has made 20, 10' x 10' plots available to others in his SE veganic garden.
We don't have a lot of resources up on the webpage yet, but it will grow as our veganic volunteers find time to work on it. For now, we invite you to visit the webpage anytime, especially if you don't have a clue what veganic gardening is! You can also link to our Discussion Group from the webpage, look it over and decide if you want to sign up. Lurkers are welcome too - you can view, but not post! groups.google.com/group/nwveg-veganic-gardening