Organic Gardening Bear DE

Local resource for organic gardening in Bear. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to organic vegetables and pest control, as well as advice and content on garden supplies.

Countryside Nursery & Garden Center
(302) 832-1320
1604 Pulaski Hwy
Newark, DE
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Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Boulders, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Fertilizers, Fish / Koi, Fish Food, Fish Health, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Insecticide, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Lawn Care Services, Mulch, Natural Stone / Flagstone, Organi…

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Alexander's Lawn & Garden
(302) 738-0330
800 Ogletown Rd.
Newark, DE
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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The Strawberry Store, LLC
(302) 378-3633
107 Wellington Way
Middletown, DE

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Leon's Garden World Inc.
(302) 999-9055
5900 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Conifers / Evergreens, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Herbs, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Permanent Plants, Plants, Potted Flowering Plants, Ready-made Arrangements - Permanent, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Gateway Garden Center
(302) 239-2727
7277 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Business Services, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Fire Pits / Outdoor Fireplaces, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groundcovers, Hand T…

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Leon's Garden World
(302) 325-2440
137 S Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Pavers, Perennials, Permanent Plants, Plants, Potted Flowering Plants, Ready-made Arrangements - Permanent, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Floral Plant Growers Inc
(302) 378-3950
400 Hyetts Corner Rd
Middletown, DE

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Elkton Redner's Market
(410) 620-9150
311 Augustine-herman Hwy.
Elkton, MD
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Vegetables

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Hockessin Landscape Supply
(302) 239-1009
1080 Old Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE

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Always The Garden
(302) 798-6030
1215 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Statues / Sculptures, Trees, Vines, Wat…

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Organic Gardening | Tips to start an organic garden

Tips to start an organic garden

Millions of home gardeners all over the world use organic methods to grow fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and various other botanicals without the use of pesticides. There are many reasons to "go organic" in your backyard garden; you'll decrease your family's exposure to potentially dangerous pesticides and chemicals, enhance the wholesomeness of your food and improve the environment.

Soil Conditioning for Organic Vegetable Gardening

Vegetable gardening is perhaps the most popular application for organic methods, because so many people are concerned about pesticide residue on their food. If you're new to organic gardening methods, you may not realize that the key to pest prevention in organic vegetable gardens is to ensure that your soil is in top-notch condition.

Many soil conditioners and fertilizers contain non-organic materials, so consult an organic gardening book if you need help selecting the right substances to use. Some favorites include fertilizers containing fish, crab, bone or blood meal, bat guano, or manure. If these organic gardening supplies sound too icky, there are plant-, seaweed- and mineral-based fertilizers that also work well, without the smell or ick-factor.

In addition to these options, you may be interested in learning more about the organic gardening tip of composting, which involves saving certain kinds of household scraps. Over time, these scraps turn into a nutritious soil-like substance that plants love.

Organic Gardening Pest Control

The big question on many people's minds when they first contemplate organic gardening is how they will control pests. It turns out that chemical pesticides are truly unnecessary in gardens because there are so many natural pest control agents available.

The simplest organic pest control substances to use are multi-purpose organic sprays. These sprays, which contain a mix of herbs, oils and minerals, are formulated to work on most common pest species....

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