I notice that you evenhandedly mention both conventional and organic treatments in your articles. I’m wondering if you would consider putting your green thumb more heavily on the organic side of things.
Most responses to my columns are questions. But I occasionally get suggestions from my readers, which I also appreciate.
I have been a gardener since I was 10 years old, when an old chicken yard was given to me to plant flowers.
When I was in high school, I worked part time in a garden store managed by my father. At that time, I was selling pesticides to home gardeners that were later found to be dangerously toxic. I never even heard the word “organic” in those early years. When I studied horticulture in college, there was still little reference to organic gardening or gardening without chemicals.
Although I am not a completely organic gardener, I have favored an organic approach more and more as I read about the damage caused by overuse of pesticides. I intend to put my green thumb more heavily on the organic side, while still making timely information available to those who do not use the organic approach.