Organic Gardening Fairmont WV

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

Meadowflower Greenhouse
(304) 825-7001
Rt.1, Box 233 East Run Road
Farmington, WV
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Annuals

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Hillside Florist & Greenhouse
(304) 291-0363
1736 Grafton Rd
Morgantown, WV

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Wheeling Park Commission
(304) 243-4098
465 Lodge Drive
Wheeling, WV
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Annuals

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Bob's Market & Greenhouses Inc
(304) 773-5721
839 2nd St.
Mason, WV
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Annuals, Container Gardening, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Produce, Roses, Shrubs, Trees

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Gritt's Midway Greenhouse
(304) 586-2449
Route 2 Box 213
Red House, WV
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Vegetables

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Biafore Landscape Development L.L.C.
(304) 594-3006
522 Ashebrooke Square
Morgantown, WV
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Arborist Services, Business Services, Fencing / Gates, Furniture / Structures, Gardening Supplies, Grading Services, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Irrigation Services, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscape Supplies, Landscaping Services, Lawn Care Services, Lighting Services, Mulch, Mulch Installation, Nursery Supplies, Patio, Wall, Walkway & De…

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Almost Heaven Hydroponics
(304) 598-5911
3476 University Ave.
Morgantown, WV
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Hi-Tech/Organic Garden Shop

Mary's Greenhouse
(304) 636-2199
300 Ward Ave.
Elkins, WV
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Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Nicky's Garden Center & Landscaping
(740) 633-5656
191 Bethany Pike
Wheeling, WV
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables

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Scot's Landscaping Nursery
(304) 295-6303
6303 Grand Central Ave.
Vienna, WV
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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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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