You can Grow Beautiful Containers Organically
Photograph © Kerry Michaels
I garden organically. It just plain makes sense to me on so many levels. Recently, a new study came out of Stamford University, that fruit and vegetables that are grown organically aren't more nutritious. My first reaction was concern and my second was, "who cares?"
The main reason I garden organically is that I don't want to eat pesticides and more importantly I don't want my kids to eat pesticides. I also don't want fertilizer and pesticides in my ground water and I would rather support companies producing organics than big companies whose bottom line is enhanced when people use their products, some of which have been proven to be environmentally disastrous.
If the organic produce from my garden has more nutrients or not, even if it is tastier or not (the scientific jury seems out on this), I want to be able to pick a tomato, wipe it off on my shirt to get any dust or bugs off and eat it without thinking.