What brings pests into the garden
All insects and other invertebrates have a purpose in the cycle of life. The role of those we see as pests is to get rid of unhealthy and diseased plants.
One theory as to how this is achieved is as plant tissue breaks down, in the case of sick or diseased plants, it gives off more ammonia and ethanol than a healthy plant. These chemicals act as signals for pest species, telling them that the plant is weak and will be an easy target. Therefore, sick plants actually attract pests.
So, logically, if we only have healthy plants, we won’t see many pests. Unfortunately this is much easier said than done. To strive to this end is the mission of the organic grower. We believe in starting with the basics; by creating healthy soil we will create healthy plants, which in turn creates healthy food and ultimately healthy people.