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.

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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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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Fresh to You Produce & Garden Center
(503) 769-9682
41639 Stayton Scio Rd SE
Stayton, OR
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Plants, Containers, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Gourmet Foods, Groundcovers, Hanging Baskets / Planters, Herbs, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Jams, Jellies, Dips & Sauces, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pick Your Own Farms, Plants, Potting Soil, Produce, Roses, See…

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

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

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

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Honeyman Nursery & Landscaping, Inc.
(541) 997-8522
85089 Highway 101 S
Florence, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bonsai, Bonsai Equipment / Supplies, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Drip Irrigation Supplies, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Services, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscaping Services, Lawn Care Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Pine Bark Mulch, Plants, Roc…

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C R Flowers
(541) 928-6391
1350 Nw Springhill Dr
Albany, OR

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Willow Lake Nursery
(503) 390-3032
5655 Windsor Island Road N.
Keizer, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Pond Liners, Pumps, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Water Garden Companies, Water Garden Supplies

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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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