Organic Gardening Texarkana AR

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

North American Greenhouse
(903) 838-6256
6103 Chaparral St
Texarkana, TX

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From the Ground Up Inc.
(479) 464-0091
8542 McNelly Rd.
Bentonville, AR
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Lake Sue Nursery
(870) 234-4477
1410 Columbia Road 36
Magnolia, AR

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Bean Mtn Farms
(479) 225-8179
HC 62, Box 665
Deer, AR

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Teresa's Plants & More Store
(479) 430-8388
14526 Oakleaf Rd
Mulberry, AR
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Annuals, Vegetables

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Ellis Pottery
(903) 792-2246
3920 Summerhill Rd
Texarkana, TX

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Harp's Food Store
(870) 448-2113
700 Highway 65 N
Marshall, AR
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Annuals

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Pleasant Valley Farms
(479) 471-7270
1344 Mays Branch Rd
Van Buren, AR

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Country Club Trailers
(501) 407-9595
12900 Interstate 30
Littlerock, AR
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Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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Van Buren Nursery
(479) 806-3566
1505 Fayetteville Rd
Van Buren, AR
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Annuals

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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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