Organic Gardening Supplies and Information – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
Reduced to its simplest definition, organic gardening means growing without the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. By growing plants organically, especially those grown for human consumption, gardeners get healthful, nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables that promote health, rather than cause health problems. Successful organic gardening, whether outdoors or indoors, is a bit more time-consuming, but the benefits of eating fresh produce and avoiding the short and long-term negative effects of the chemicals used in most commercial produce production are more than worth it.
At our Minneapolis organic gardening store, we are dedicated to helping growers with all their needs, from a wide variety of Baker Creek organic heirloom seeds and FoxFarm potting soils that ensure robust growth to seed starting trays, propagation domes and much more. We also stock a wide range of proven organic fertilizers to promote robust growth, and our all-natural pest and weed control products help you achieve maximum yield.
All plants grown in soil depend on it for all the air, water, nutrients, and structure they need to grow strong and resist disease and pests. Soil is your garden’s foundation. Take care of it properly and your plants will flourish and provide you with an abundant supply of fruits and vegetables. Soil is fairly simple. It’s made up of clay, sand, and silt, along with organic matter, water, and air, with the ideal composition including:
- Mineral Material (clay, sand, etc.) – 40%
- Water – 25%
- Air – 25%
- Organic Materials, such as, plants, microorganisms, decaying materials – 10%
Many of our customers who grow organic fruits, vegetables and more rely on certified soils that are ready to use in containers and raised beds. Whether you choose complete certified organic soils from FoxFarm, Botanicare, Roots Professional or other companies, you’ll be sure of success. We carry a complete stock of soil products, and will be happy to help you make the best selection for your specific needs. If you’re creating your own soil mix, we offer a wide range of amendments like perlite, lime, worm castings, and other amendments.
Throughout the growth cycle, an organic garden will need fertilizers to supply the nutrients the plants need at every stage and to supplement depleted soils. For gardeners, choosing certified organic nutrients is crucial. We stock a wide range of proven fertilizers from FoxFarm, General Organics, Botanicare and other manufacturers to meet any need for everything you grow. All are truly organic and free of harmful chemicals. The specialists at our Minneapolis gardening store will be happy to help you make ideal selections.
In a non-organic garden, growers control insect pests and plant diseases by spraying, sprinkling, or otherwise applying a wide array of toxic chemicals, designed to kill the insects or disease-causing organisms. The problem is that the same toxic effects also affect humans, in one way or another. Sometimes, the effects are small, but cumulative. The organic gardener uses vigilance and other techniques, like hand picking of insects, special all-natural washes to remove other pests, and companion plantings to repel still others. Truly organic weed and pest control products are available at our fully stocked store in the Twin Cities to help you keep weeds and pests from limiting your garden’s productivity.
If growing your own fresh, healthy food is a high priority for you, a chemical-free garden is the key to health, nutrition, great taste and the utmost in local freshness. At our indoor gardening store in Minneapolis, we’re deeply committed to helping local growers with great products at low prices. We’re your complete, one-stop source, whether your garden is indoors or outdoors. From growing systems, soils and nutrients to natural disease and pest control products, we have everything you need.
If you’re tired of running all around the Minneapolis St. Paul area to find the organic gardening supplies, tools, and accessories you need, we have the answer. At our convenient Minneapolis store, you’ll find all of the basic products you need at great low prices, plus a wide range of tools and other products, from pots, containers, tools, and propagation supplies to netting, stakes and a wide selection of test equipment, books and other informational media.
Especially for growers who are just getting started with organic gardening, success depends on a clear understanding of basic growing strategies. You’ll find tips to help you get started on the right track. There’s much to learn and the experienced staff at our Twin Cities store is always ready to offer expert advice and direct you to proven products to help you grow. We’re always ready to answer your questions and help you choose proven products from our stock at great low prices.
Fully-Stocked Organic Gardening Store – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
Gear up for your summer garden and get your seeds started now. We have everything you need to get your seedlings going in time for the summer. We have seed starter kits, which include a grow light, seedling nutrients, growing medium, propagation dome, and trays. All you need to add to the complete kits are seeds. Kits can be easily expanded to fit your growing needs. Please call us for pricing or any questions you might have. We would be glad to help you have a lush and healthy garden this summer.
A large part of our business is serving organic growers in the Twin Cities Metro Area through our retail store. We have carefully selected products from around the world to help our customers get maximum success and productivity from their efforts. From soil and soil amendments to plant nutrients and additives, and from chemical-free pesticides and disease control products to accessories and propagation products, we have been serving Minnesota growers for over 20 years. Come into our convenient Minneapolis store, and check out all the great products we have.