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There are many people, including some professionals, that still insist chemicals and organics are the same and make no difference to the plant. This theory is based on the molecules that are entering the plant roots. At an elemental level, this is chemically true, but it avoids examining the ways the two options get to that stage; organics work with a food chain while chemicals bypass it. This logic is like one person running an entire marathon while another competitor starts the race two feet from the finish line.

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Carbon in soil helps hold more air, provide better structure, and supports more life.

Provides good nutrition to plants while releasing less nutrients in to the environment.


Feeds organisms that help make nutrients more accessible to plants.

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We know that the use of organics in gardens across Canada is increasing, but is there any value in this practice? Remember, the fact that you garden is exciting and something to be proud of, no matter your methods. The following ideas will scratch the surface of that organic marathon that builds soil and feeds plants by creating reactions that can’t be achieved by chemicals.


Organics work with the 90 percent of soil organisms that are beneficial, keeping them healthy, growing the soil, strengthening the soil and our plants. We are comparing a three-billion-year-old organic trial to a 60-year chemical trial – there are all sorts of reasons to consider an organic product this season.



In addition to boosting the biology in your soil and creating a better environment for your plants, adding organics to your garden can have an impact on the world around you. By using Earth Safe brand fertilizers, you're not putting noxious chemicals into the earth, which are taken up by your plants and run off into streams and water systems. It's the small changes that make the biggest difference.

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