Organic Gardening Salem MA

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

Earth Landscape
(978) 744-1475
6 Tulip Street
Salem, MA

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Marblehead Garden Center, Inc
(781) 631-8558
164 West Shore Drive
Marblehead, MA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Natural Pesticide, Organic Fertilizers, Organic Gardening, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Statues / Sculptures, Trees

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Ann & Hope
(978) 739-2358
20 Archmeadow Drive
Danvers, MA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Canaan Farms
(978) 468-1554
87 Main Street, Route 1a
Wenham, MA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Eric's Greenhouse & Garden Center
(781) 944-0547
1090 Main Street
Reading, MA
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Florist, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Irrigation Supplies, Perennials, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Shrubs, Trees

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Highland Gardens
(978) 741-7743
355 Highland Ave
Salem, MA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fall Decorations, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Horticulture Companies, Manure, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Vegetables, Wreaths

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Connor's Farm
(978) 777-1245
30 Valley Road
Danvers, MA
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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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Northeast Nursery Garden Center
(978) 535-6550
234 Newbury Street
Peabody, MA
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Algaecide / Mossicide, Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Anti-Transparent, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Rock, B & B Plants, Ball / Pot Handlers, Bamboo Stakes / Fencing / Mats, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Beneficial Insect Boxes, Biological Control, Biostimulant, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Birding Accessories, Boots / Clogs, Boulders, Brick, Bridges, Bulbs, Business Services, Cactus / Succulent, Can…

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Marini Farms
(978) 356-3055
259 Linebrook Rd
Ipswich, MA

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Corliss Bros. Inc.Garden Center and Nursery
(978) 356-5422
31 Essex Rd.
Ipswich, MA
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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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