Organic Gardening Brevard NC

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

A Growing Concern Nursery & Garden Center
(828) 697-2772
1707 Spartanburg Hwy
Hendersonville, NC
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Houseplants, Industry Supplies & Services, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Mulch Installation, Patio, Wall, Walkway & Deck Builders, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Pruning Services, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Statues / Sculptures, Topiary / Spirals / Pom Poms / P…

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L.A. Reynolds Garden Showcase
(336) 945-3776
4400 Styers Ferry Road
Winston Salem, NC
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Aluminum Furniture, Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Birding Accessories, Bonsai, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Tree Preservative, Christmas Tree Stands, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Contai…

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Stevens Hardware Company
(910) 202-5070
6756 Market St
Wilmington, NC
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Vegetables

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Town Center Hardware
(704) 455-7900
4245 Main Street
Harrisburg, NC
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Pollard Enterprises, Inc.
(910) 455-5552
2695 Richlands Highway
Jacksonville, NC
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Heads Mulch Yard
(828) 693-4681
685 Crest Rd
Flat Rock, NC

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Dancing Iris Earthscapes
(336) 970-0086
5581 Carillon Dr.
Pfafftown, NC

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Witherspoon Rose Culture
(800) 643-0315
3312 Watkins Road
Durham, NC
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Catalog Merchants, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Drip Irrigation Supplies, Educational Books & Tapes, Equipment - New, Fencing - Deer, Fungicides, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Markers, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Gloves, Gardening Supplies, Gift Certificates, Gifts & Accents, Gloves, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Industry Supplies & Services, Insecticide, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Irrigation Supplies, Landsc…

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Franklin Brothers Nursery & Greenhouses, Inc.
(252) 492-6166
3193 Vicksboro Rd
Henderson, NC
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Trees, Vegetables

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Thomas Bros. Nurseries
(910) 245-7723
PO Box 159 1521 US Highway #1
Cameron, NC
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Plants

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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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