Organic Gardening Kailua Kona HI

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

Home Depot Inc
(808) 326-6013
73-5598 Olowalu St
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Hawaiian Gardens
(808) 329-5702
73-4279 Pukiawe St
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Diamond Head Sprinkler Supply
(808) 329-9339
73-4177 Hulikoa Dr Unit 3
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Carbonel Paul
(808) 355-8722
74-720 Paia Pl
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Sunrise Nursery
(808) 329-7593
73-4939 Kamanu St
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Kalaoa Gardens LLC
(808) 325-6251
PO Box 632
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Upcountry Garden
(808) 325-2396
73-4572 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Broderson Landscape Inc
(808) 334-1633
73-897 Kupaloke St
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Ohana Greenhouse & Garden
(808) 331-8710
73-5581 Lawehana St
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Kona Irrigation Supply Limited
(808) 329-1167
73-5582 Olowalu St Ste D
Kailua Kona, HI
 

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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