Organic Gardening Leavenworth KS

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

Aquapro Irrigation
(913) 721-1200
11809 Parallel Avenue
Kansas City, KS

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AquaPro Irrigation & Landscaping Inc
(913) 721-1200
11809 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City, KS
 
Embassy Landscape Group Inc
(816) 436-4194
6105 NW River Park Drive
Independence, MO
 
Malone Landscape & Garden Center
(816) 436-8430
7114 N Oak Traffic Way
Kansas City, MO
 
The Flower Farm
(913) 856-8517
20335 S Moonlight Road
Gardner, KS
Products / Services
Annuals

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Jerry's Nursery And Landscaping
(913) 651-5222
5319 N K-7 Hwy
Kansas City, KS
 
Jerrys Nursery & Landscaping Inc
(913) 721-1444
5319 N 139th St
Kansas City, KS
 
ABSOLUTE Animal & Pest Control
(913) 367-2847
913-367-2847
kansas city, KS
Products / Services
Mole control, animal removal, pest control

Angelos Florist & Nursery
(816) 943-0848
701 NE 95th St
Kansas City, MO
 
True Enterprise
(620) 964-2514
1326 Main Street
Le Roy, KS
Products / Services
Rubber Mulch

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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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