One thing that has changed since I've gotten older is that I've developed an aversion to chemicals. I have eschewed a lot of cleaning products for that reason and feel the same way about gardening. I would much rather raise plants and vegetables in organic soil to lessen any chance that we'd ingest unwanted chemicals into our bodies, let alone be exposed to them during gardening.
Our bodies work best when well nourished with the best foods, and that same concepts translates over to plants and vegetables. Using organic plant food like Whitney Farms offers is definitely something that I plan to use this summer as I garden. I live in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, so responsible gardening is promoted. I don't want to put any more chemicals into the ground that may run off and harm the Bay, in much the same way I want to ensure any vegetables I'd raise would be as close to nature as they could be.
Whitney Farms also has low to no dust -- a huge plus for me, since I am allergic to grass and try to cut down on irritants when I do garden. It also has no manure odor - another feature I appreciate. I grew up in farm country in Pennsylvania where dairy farmers routinely spread their manure. PU! I don't like the stinky smell and if a product smells nice and is easy to use, I'm all over it. It also contains beneficial microbes and specially designed protein blends, designed to give plants both the macro and micronutrients that they need to not only grow, but to thrive.
With regard to my flowering plants, I do plan to spend more time cultivating them this year than in years past. Curb appeal is a major factor in how a potential buyer might perceive your home and having lush and bright colored (a/k/a not puny and sickly) looking plants is not only welcoming, but also makes a good, first impression. As we look toward our options to sell/rent our current home and move elsewhere, curb appeal is a high on our list of home improvements.
Whitney Farms® is currently offering a $3 off coupon for plant foods or soils, just enter your name, zip code, and email and you'll receive the offer. What a great savings if you're interested in organic gardening.
Here's a picture of my hydrangeas, part of what needs good nutrition to offer me the best curb appeal for my home. I actually cut them back too far last spring and they didn't bloom at all last year. I waited with bated breath to see if I would have blooms this year. Thank goodness these plants survived my Edward Scissorhands!