Organic Gardening The Dalles OR

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

Hood River Garlic
(541) 386-1220
P.O. Box 1701
Hood River, OR

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Columbia Gorge Center Nursery
(503) 386-7788
2940 Thomsen Rd
Hood River, OR
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Blueberry Hill Nursery & Greenhouse
(541) 278-9360
900 SW Emigrant Ave
Pendleton, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Decorative Planters & Urns, Educational Books & Tapes, Ferns, Fertilizers, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Hats, Heirloom Plant Nurseries, Herbs, Houseplants, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Nat…

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The Gardener's Choice Inc.
(503) 684-2727
14240 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR
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Annuals, Anti-Transparent, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bonsai, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Decorati…

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The Garden Corner
(503) 885-1934
21550 SW 108th Ave
Tualatin, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Clothing, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Gloves, Gloves, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Statues / Sculptures, Trees, Vines

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Mount Hood Gardens, Inc.
(503) 386-4119
1570 Orchard Rd
Hood River, OR
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Vanguard Nursery
(509) 493-1549
150 Dock Grade Rd
White Salmon, WA

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Hands On Gardens, LLC
(503) 334-7491
Northeast
Portland, OR

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Al's Garden Center
(503) 726-1162
16920 SW Roy Rogers Rd
Sherwood, OR
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bath & Personal Care Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bonsai, Bonsai Equipment / Supplies, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Cards & Envelopes, Carts/Dollies, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Cut Fl…

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Serres Greenhouses
(503) 655-0938
14620 S Forsythe Road
Oregon City , OR
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Annuals, Greenhouse Growers, Perennials, 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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