Organic Gardening Springfield MO

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

Meek's Building Center Springfield
(417) 883-3636
3250 East Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO

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Springrfield Seed Company
(417) 866-0230
1851 E Florida St
Springfield, MO
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Annuals

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Four Green Thumbs
(417) 753-5664
535 Ranch Dr
Rogersville, MO

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Bois D Arc Greenhouse
(417) 987-9524
2766 N Farm Road 71
Bois D Arc, MO

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Precision Planting & Pruning
(417) 862-4999
4925 W Farm Road 128
Springfield, MO
 
Wickman Gardens
(417) 862-3707
1345 S Fort Avenue(
Springfield, MO
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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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Steinert's Greenhouse & Gardens
(417) 882-7168
234 W Farm Road 192
Springfield, MO
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Poinsettias, Pottery, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Soil Conditioners, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Vegetables

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Wheeler Gardens
(417) 880-4008
601 N 4th St Ozark, Mo
Ozark, MO
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Annuals, Vegetables

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Hilltop Farm
(417) 672-2259
3307 N State Highway F
Ash Grove, MO

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Abundant Living Landscapes
(417) 865-7756
3351 W Grand St
Springfield, MO
 
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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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