I was strolling through a few articles on gardening the other day and I realized all the conflicting information that was being passed out as information for you the organic gardener. Not that the information was wrong or misleading it is just that there is so many ways of doing things in the garden.
So, what is a gardener to do? Well, there are several things to consider when you decide to read an article on gardening, and especially organic gardening.
Organic gardening has many layers to it. You have a range from the purist, who uses no chemicals on the garden or in anything that touches their food, to a person who just tries to limit their chemical diet so the food will taste better.
Each person will look at the information they read a little differently. For me I like to limit the amount of chemicals that I ingest as much as I possibly can. That means that I look for information that deals with strict organic methods of gardening.
A person who is not as familiar with what it takes to be totally organic might be led down the wrong path by reading the wrong information.
Take the use of organic fertilizer in a bag. Now, that bag of fertilizer may be just fine, but I am a doubter when it comes to my health. I recently read about an organic fertilizer company in California who was charged for selling fertilizer as organic when it contained chemicals.
I suggest that if you want to limit your level of chemicals in your body, as I do, that you only follow those who espouse the characteristics of gardening that your want.
Look at the persons overall philosophy about life and gardening. Are they passionate about being totally organic? Do they profess an organic lifestyle? In other words do they walk the talk?
Your health and the health of your family should be taken seriously. If you think the same way I do, take a little time to check out the advice you are getting before you use it.
That’s my thought for today.
Steve Wisley has been gardening organically for over a quarter of a century. He started this blog to guide others in starting and improving their organic garden to produce healthy, nutritious, great tasting food for their family, too.