Organic Gardening

Posted April 13, 2019 by Owenhouse Ace Hardware

If you’re interested in organic gardening and pest control, look no further than Owenhouse Ace Hardware! Although our stores stock many conventional gardening fertilizers and chemicals, we also carry a large selection of all-natural and organic products. Continue reading to learn more about a few brands carried at our stores or stop by our stores to see our full lineup of organic yard care products.

 

NPK – What does it mean?

Fertilizers and plant foods will often state the ratio of their NPK content, which may look like this: 10-3-2 or 6-8-0. Here’s what those letters mean:

N = Nitrogen is responsible for making plants greener and is necessary for leaf growth. Look for high nitrogen content if you want to grow leafy plants or green up your lawn.

P = Phosphorus is necessary for root development and it increases the number of blooms a plant will produce. If you’re concerned about strengthening up your plants or producing more blooms (and therefore more fruit) look for products with a high phosphorus content.

K = Potassium (also known as potash) works to keep plants healthy. It helps ward of disease and keeps plants strong so they can survive extreme growing conditions. If your plants are looking a little lackluster, products with a high potassium content should perk them right up.


 

Whitney Farms

Born in the Pacific Northwest from a pioneering passion for organic gardening, Whitney Farms supports the hands-in-dirt dreams of independent gardeners, no matter how big or small their projects. Mix and match their products to create a robust ecosystem for your garden and get the most rewarding return. It’s their mission to continuously seek the highest quality ingredients to enrich our products so you can confidently grow plants. Below are a few of the Whitney Farms products you can find at Owenhouse.

Organic Potting Soil

  • A rich, premium blend of organic materials and natural fertilizer that allows you to grow beautiful and bountiful container gardens
  • Great for your favorite indoor and outdoor container plants including vegetables, fruits, flower, and herbs
  • Feeds plants for up to 2 months
  • Exclusive mix of organic and natural ingredients: processed forest products, sphagnum peat moss, poultry litter, alfalfa meal, and kelp meal
  • NPK content: 0.15-0.10-0.15
  • Available in 8 qt and 1.5 cubic ft bags

Organic Bone Meal

  • An organic source of phosphorus and calcium and is  great for amending soils to help promote vigorous flower and root growth
  • Grow beautiful roses and bulbs
  • Helps correct phosphorus deficiencies in garden soil
  • Regular feeding promotes big, strong plants with colorful blooms and bountiful harvests
  • Suitable for bulbs, roses, flowers, vegetables, shrubs and trees
  • Derived from bone meal
  • NPK content: 6-8-0
  • Available in 3 lb bags

Organic & Natural Tomato & Vegetable Food

  • A source of key nutrients for bountiful harvests of your favorite vegetables and fruits
  • Beneficial microbes that assist in the breakdown of organic matter into nutrients that help stimulate root development which helps water efficiency in plants
  • Protein-based nutrients that provide feeding with no manure odor
  • All-in-one particle for easy application and coverage with little dust
  • Regular feeding promotes big, strong plants with colorful blooms and bountiful harvests
  • Derived from wheat middlings, meat & bone meal, calcium carbonate, sulfate of potash, feather meal, and fish meal
  • NPK content: 2-4-2
  • Available in 4 lb bags

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Black Gold

Since its inception in 1985, Black Gold has become one of North America’s most respected names in growing products. From its humble beginnings in Hubbard, Oregon to being a national brand, Black Gold has come a long way! Their line of natural and organic gardening products are listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and approved for organic gardening. Below are a few of the Black Gold products you can find at Owenhouse.

Natural & Organic Potting Mix Plus Fertilizer

  • Ideal for all container-grown flowers, herbs and vegetables
  • Use in hanging baskets, patio containers, herb gardens, vegetable plantings, and anywhere you would like to use an organic soil
  • Rich, loamy mix is one of the best for all gardening applications
  • Enriched with RESiLIENCE® silicon to enhance plant growth and quality
  • Derived from Canadian sphagnum peat moss, composted or aged bark, compost, earthworm castings, RESiLIENCE® silicon, horticultural grade perlite, pumice, or cinders, and organic grade fertilizer
  • NPK content: 0.05-0-0
  • Available in 16 qt, 1.5 cubic ft and 2 cubic ft bags

Waterhold Cocoblend Potting Mix

  • Great for pots, hanging baskets, patio planters and raised beds
  • Sun-Coir coconut coir acts to hold moisture in so you can go longer between waterings
  • Enriched with RESiLIENCE® silicon to enhance plant growth and quality
  • Comprised of an organic wetting agent, horticultural grade perlite, pumice, or cinders, RESiLIENCE® silicon, earthworm castings, Sun-Coir coconut coir, Canadian sphagnum peat moss
  • Available in 16 qt and 2 cubic ft bags

Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss

  • A natural and organic soil conditioner
  • Its unique cell structure helps regulate moisture and air around plant roots, creating ideal growing conditions
  • Loosens heavy soils and adds body to sandy soils
  • 100% Canadian sphagnum peat moss
  • Available in 1 cubic ft and 3.8 cubic ft bales

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Safer

Nothing can ruin a peaceful day on the porch like a wasp sting or a dangerous mosquito bite. Safer Brand offers sprays that are compliant for use in organic production and target a variety of insects. Below are a few of the Safer Brand products you can find at Owenhouse.

Garden Fungicide

  • Controls and prevents fungal diseases in plants, including powdery mildew, black spot, leaf spot and rust
  • Protect your flowers, foliage, ornamentals, vegetables and fruit
  • Can be used up until the day before harvest
  • OMRI listed and compliant for use in organic gardening
  • Contains sulfur 0.4%
  • Available in 32 fl oz ready-to-use spray bottle

Tomato & Vegetable 3-in-1 Garden Spray

  • Combines the power of a fungicide, an insecticide and a miticide to knock out your tomato and vegetable plant problems
  • Control fungus & disease, and kill multiple insects on contact
  • This unique formulation is gentle on most plants and can be used right up until the day before harvest
  • OMRI listed and compliant for use in organic gardening
  • Contains potassium salts of fatty acids 0.75%, sulfur 0.4%
  • Available in 32 fl oz ready-to-use spray bottle

Diatomaceous Earth Ant & Crawling Insect Killer

  • Provides pest control against a variety of crawling insects
  • Kills insects within 48 hours of ingestion
  • Works effectively indoors and outdoors
  • Will need to be reapplied after watering or rain
  • Made from crushed fossilized algae from freshwater sources
  • Available in a 4 lb bag

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Espoma Organics

The Espoma Company began production in 1929 with one fertilizer called Espoma Organic. The product was a proprietary blend of natural materials available near the company’s location in Millville, NJ. Since then the company has grown, but their products still utilize a vast array of renewable and sustainable ingredients that work in harmony with nature and preserve natural resources. All of their products are safe for people, pets and the planet, meaning they have no hazardous or toxic ingredients. Below are a few of the Espoma Organic products you can find at Owenhouse.

Organic Weed Preventer

  • Prevents dandelions, crabgrass and other common weeds
  • Provides long lasting greening that won’t burn
  • Children and pets can play on lawn immediately after application
  • For use on established lawns
  • Made from 100% pure corn gluten meal
  • Available in 25 lb bags

Garden-tone Herb & Vegetable Food

  • Use for on all herbs and vegetables
  • Long lasting, slow-release feeding with exclusive Bio-tone Microbes
  • Adds organic matter to the soil
  • 100% natural & organic ingredients with no fillers or sludges
  • Derived from feather meal, poultry manure, bone meal, alfalfa meal, greensand, sulfate of potash and sulfate of potash magnesia
  • NPK content: 3-4-4
  • Available in 4 lb bags

 

Plant-tone All Purpose Plant Food

  • Use on all flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs
  • Get more blooms with more vibrant color
  • Grow larger plants with deeper green foliage
  • Long lasting, slow-release feeding with our exclusive Bio-tone Microbes
  • 100% natural & organic ingredients with no fillers or sludges
  • Derived from feather meal, poultry manure, bone meal, alfalfa meal, greensand, sulfate of potash and sulfate of potash magnesia
  • NPK content: 5-3-3
  • Available in 4 lb bags

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