Organic Gardening Chelmsford MA

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

Parlee Pine Hill Nursery
(978) 250-5960
160 Pine Hill Rd
Chelmsford, MA
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gift Certificates, Giftware, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Hanging Baskets / Planters, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Outdoor Furniture, Perennials, Plants, Pond Liners, Potted Flowering Plants, Produce, Pumps,…

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Laughton's Nursery
(978) 251-4022
165 Princeton St
North Chelmsford, MA

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Almo's Flower & Garden Center
(978) 453-2121
313 Willard St
Dracut, MA
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Fall Decorations, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Groundcovers, Halloween Decorations, Hardscape Supplies, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Organic Gardening, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Rain Barrels, Retaining Wall Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Griggs Farm
(978) 667-9111
599 Boston Road
Billerica, MA
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Annuals

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Acton Roche Bros. (ma Rt. 111)
(978) 263-0404
387 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
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Vegetables

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Mahoney's Garden Center
(978) 251-4001
165 Princeton Street
North Chelmsford, MA
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Eric's Greenhouse & Garden Center
(978) 692-9019
68 Boston Rd
Westford, MA
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fall Decorations, Fertilizers, Firewood, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gifts & Accents, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groun…

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Mahoney's Garden Centers
(978) 851-2712
1609 Main St
Tewksbury, MA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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The Flower Outlet
(978) 670-2948
505 Boston Rd
Billerica, MA
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Annuals

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Lowe'S Roses
(603) 888-2214
6 Sheffield Road
Nashua, NH
 
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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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