Organic Gardening Helena MT

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

Rock Hand Hdwe.
(406) 442-7770
2414 N Montana Ave
Helena, MT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Chadwick Nursery Landscape
(406) 442-3931
2010 East Custer Avenue
Helena, MT
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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The Potting Bench
(406) 846-2304
604 Mitchell Street
Deer Lodge, MT
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Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Online Order, Gardening Supplies, Gift Certificates, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Online Orderin…

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Oak Gardens
(406) 388-1338
4275 Nelson Rd
Belgrade, MT
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Annuals, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Flower Seed, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Water Garden Supplies, Wildflower Seed

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Montana Art & Garden
(406) 222-2429
4950 Us Hwy 895
Livingston, MT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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High Country Growers
(406) 442-1673
4934 Us Highway 12 W
Helena, MT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Knox Flower Shop
(406) 442-4070
2005 Columbia Ave
Helena, MT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Aqua Gardens
(406) 755-4519
1483 Lake Blaine Rd
Kalispell, MT

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Great Falls Ace Hardware
(406) 727-5550
3527 10th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Montana Ace - Eastgate
(406) 721-9690
905 E Broadway St
Missoula, MT
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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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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