Organic Gardening Keene NH

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

Britton's Greenhouse
(603) 399-4340
25 Elms Rd
Westmoreland, NH

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Allen Brothers
(802) 722-3395
6023 U.s. Route 5
Westminster, VT
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Walker Farms
(802) 254-2476
1190 Us Route 5
E Dummerston, VT
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Peterborough Agway
(603) 924-6801
Rt 202 S-Jaffrey Road- POB 87
Peterborough, NH
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Five Acre Farm
(413) 498-2208
108 Hinsdale Rd
Northfield, MA
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Builders / Contractors

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Walpole Agway
(603) 756-9400
334 Main Street
Walpole, NH
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Summer Sweet Farm, LLC
(603) 313-5412
590 Route 12 South
Fitzwilliam, NH

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Colls Garden Center
(603) 532-7516
63 North Street
Jaffrey, NH
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries

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Agway Lawn & Garden
(603) 924-6801
Jaffrey Road
Peterborough, NH
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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DBMB Bonsai & Saikei
(603) 352-1320
484 Marlboro Street
Keene, NH
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10% off for July 2010

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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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