Organic Gardening Portland OR

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

Plan-it Earth Design
(503) 239-0105
1725 SE 34th Ave
Portland, OR

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Cornell Farm
(503) 292-9895
8212 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR
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Hands On Gardens, LLC
(503) 334-7491
Northeast
Portland, OR

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Lake Grove Garden Center
(503) 636-2414
15955 Boones Ferry Road
Lake Oswego, OR
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Shorty's Nursery Inc
(360) 882-0699
10006 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA
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Pistils Nursery
(503) 288-4889
3811 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR
 
Natives
(503) 367-8150
4305 Se 31st Ave
Portland, OR

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Tryon Creek Nursery
(503) 244-8884
10400 Sw Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR

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Drake's 7 Dees Garden Center
(503) 256-2223
16519 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR
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The Gardener's Choice Inc.
(503) 684-2727
14240 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR
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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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