Organic Gardening is the responsible way to garden. I’m from Iowa and bald eagles are a common site. I see them circling above fields, I see them in trees and, in the winter, I see them in large numbers by the river.
So what’s that got to do with organic gardening? Back when I was in grade school, I can remember the teacher telling us about the bald eagle. She said it was our nation’s symbol but we were going to have to pick a new one because they were almost all gone. At one time there were only a few hundred mating pairs left. Hunting was part of the problem but the pesticide DDT made the almost fatal blow. It tainted the prey of the eagle and caused the eagles egg shells to be too soft and the embryos died. The Government (EPA) banned DDT and hunting and now it is officially no longer in danger.
That’s one success story but we have a major problem today with our dwindling bee populations. Not too many years ago I could go to the garden and hear and see the bees pollinating my squash, cucumbers, etc. I could walk to the flower bed and see them all over the bee balm, purple coneflowers and black-eyed susans. Not anymore. Consequently, my crops like squash and cucumber have been greatly diminished.
It’s very important that when we work in the garden or yard that we understand how fragile our ecological system is. It’s our responsibility to use garden products that are ecologically friendly. Please…..always seek out organic Eco-friendly products for your garden or yard!
The following organic gardening product merchants are proven suppliers of excellent products that won’t hurt the environment. I can tell you that I’ve used Garden’s Alive products for years and my experiences with them have been very positive. The products that I use are Soap Shield Liquid Copper Fungicide for my tomato plants and flowers, Bull’s-Eye Bioinsecticide, Root Crops Alive (great for potatoes), and this year I’m trying their water garden & pond tablets in my Koi pond (so far no green water). I have not personally tried Safer Brand products but they’ve been around a long time and have a great reputation. Whatever product you try, make sure it’s truly an organic, environmentally safe product.