Organic Gardening Rosemount MN

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

Pahl's Market
(952) 431-4345
6885 160th Street West
Apple Valley, MN
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Business Services, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Edging / Border, Equipment, Nursery, Fall Decorations, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flower Boxes / Wind…

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Farmington Greenhouse
(651) 463-7215
519 Willow St
Farmington, MN
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Garden Centers / Nurseries

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Excel Gardens
(651) 681-8050
24220 Pillsbury Ave
Lakeville, MN

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Angell's Greenhouse
(651) 437-2255
21229 Inga Ave. E.
Hampton, MN
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Pahl's Market Inc
(952) 431-4345
16679 Innsbrook Dr
Lakeville, MN

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Gertens
(651) 450-1501
5500 Blaine Ave
Inver Grove Heights, MN
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bath & Personal Care Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Boulders, Brooms - Power, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Clothing, Concrete Furniture, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Cookbooks, Crop Protection, Deco…

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Kcd's Greenhouses
(952) 469-4569
7985 257th St W
Farmington, MN

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Southview Garden Center
(651) 455-6669
50 Crusader Ave E
West St Paul, MN
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Hardware Stores, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Eisele Greenhouse
(952) 432-7435
8350 160th St W
Lakeville, MN

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Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
(651) 459-6744
6750 103rd Street South
Cottage Grove, MN
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Greenhouse Growers, Plants

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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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