Garden Growing Supplies The Dalles OR

See below for information and content on garden growing supplies and for garden supply stores in The Dalles, OR that give access to organic seeds, organic fertilizer, flower seeds, flower bulbs, plant seeds, vegetable seeds, plant food, tomato cages, and seed starting systems, as well as advice and content on gardens and creating a garden.

Columbia Gorge Center Nursery
(503) 386-7788
2940 Thomsen Rd
Hood River, OR
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Mount Hood Gardens, Inc.
(503) 386-4119
1570 Orchard Rd
Hood River, OR
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Ray's Garden & Pet Center
(541) 482-1100
1679 Jackson Rd
Ashland, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Beneficial Insects, Bulbs, Chemicals, Cold Frames, Crop Protection, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Manufacturers, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groundcovers, Hobby Greenhouses, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Turfgrass / Sod, Vines, Wildlife

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Tryon Creek Nursery
(503) 244-8884
10400 Sw Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR

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Serres Greenhouses
(503) 655-0938
14620 S Forsythe Road
Oregon City , OR
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Annuals, Greenhouse Growers, Perennials, Plants

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Hood River Garlic
(541) 386-1220
P.O. Box 1701
Hood River, OR

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Vanguard Nursery
(509) 493-1549
150 Dock Grade Rd
White Salmon, WA

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Hood River Garlic
(541) 386-1220
P.O. Box 1701
Hood River, OR

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Willamette Organics LLC
(503) 585-9320
2250 Strong Rd. SE
Salem, OR

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Orson's Greenhouses Inc.
(541) 926-3774
31820 N Lake Creek Drive
Tangent , OR
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Annuals, Greenhouse Growers, Perennials, Plants

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Growing Supplies | From peat moss to potting soil

From peat moss to potting soil

There is such an extensive variety of different growing supplies on the market that novice gardeners often find their choices overwhelming. In this article, you'll find the facts about the various common growing supplies and media so that you can be sure you're selecting the right one for your garden or potted plants.

Potting Soil

Potting soil is the gardening product that people are most familiar with. In essence, it is simply sterilized and lightly fertilized dirt, often mixed with some type of bulk or filler agent. As the name implies, potting soil is a good match for any potted house plants, and in a pinch, it can also work for flower beds and container gardening .

Select a Miracle Grow potting soil to avoid the hassle of fertilizing regular topsoil and to ensure that your plants are vibrant and healthy. New on the market are a variety of types of organic potting soils that can do the same job as ordinary fertilized soils, but use safe, natural substances to enrich the soil instead. These organic potting soils are excellent for growing produce, because your fruits and vegetables will be completely free of pesticides.

Peat Moss

Bagged potting soils do the trick, but sometimes it makes sense to mix up your own growing medium. A common ingredient to most growing mixes is peat moss or sphagnum, which is a rich, airy substance created by the decay of certain mosses. Peat moss is essential when growing plants, because it provides many important nutrients and prevents plants from becoming too wet or dry.

Depending on the type of plants you grow and where you live, you will add a certain proportion of other ingredients, such as humus, fertilizer, ordinary dirt or sand. Consult a gardening book to find out how to make the perfect blend of ingredients.

Conventional and Organic Fertilizers

A final important growing supply to consider is fertilizer. Fertilizer is basically any type of natural or artificial substance that...

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