Organic Short Course

  • “USDA Organic” is barely ‘organic’. (Link to “Definitions”)

  • Avoiding “chemicals” is well and good, but not ‘organic’.

  • If you still need the “crutches” of factory-chemicals, you haven’t reached “organic”.

  • The term, “Organic Pesticide” is an oxymoron.

  • Organic Pesticides: Insecticidal-soaps, Diatomaceous Earth, etc., even ‘picking and killing’ are still “crutches” supporting a “sick” system.

  • Bad Bugs prefer Sick Plants. It is called recycling. (Link to weed pics.)

  • Good Bugs prefer Bad Bugs. It is called recycling. (Link to Tomato Horn Worm pic.)

  • If bugs were designed to consume the BEST that we could grow, the whole system would be SELF-TERMINATING!

  • The more stressed the plants, the harder the ‘bugs’ work to reduce these plants to humus (organic matter).

  • Blight and Fungal dis-eases are simply Nature’s agents to recycle sick and dying plant tissue! (Link to ‘fungal diseases?’ article.)

  • Weeds indicate that ‘something’ is RIGHT for growing that weed, but not for the crop you want! (Link to “Suggested Reading”.)

  • Weeds and diseases do not indicate a deficiency of pesticides in the system. (Link to ‘Characteristics of Healthy Soils’)

  • Learn to ‘read’ your weeds, and you won’t need a soil analysis. (Link: Suggested Reading.)

  • Learn to ‘read’ your weeds, and why they are flourishing, and you will know which nutrients are deficient or missing.

  • If your desirable plants are sick and suffering, your soil food web is too! (www.soilfoodweb.com)

  • “Correct the cause behind the cause behind the cause, and the symptoms will disappear!” (T. Galen Hieronymus, pHD, 1895-1988)