I have never really understood organic seeds as part of the organic movement
Usually I don't get drawn in to subjects like this because they are just that..."subjective" However I thought I might put my tuppence worth in this time in the hope that it is seen as a " personal view"
and is not meant to directed at anyone!
I see "Organic growing" as a 'Non Level Playing Field' simply because there are so many definitions of the word " Organic"
As I understand it one does not use chemicals ever!
But I also understand it that commercial people, that is those who have permission/license to declare their products as " Organic" can use chemicals providing they are not " Synthetic"
Then there are other differences for example "an amateur" if using chemicals usually does it when their plants are affected by something whereas commercial growers use chemical as a " preventative measure" meaning that on occasions they may have used chemicals in situations where they may have not needed to!
Personally I use them when required but as it happens this is very rare because of my 'garden hygiene practices'
The bit I can't get my head around is those people who preach that they would not give there children fruit and vegetables treated with chemicals are among the first to reach for the "Kalpol" bottle (or some such product) are these products not " Chemical"
If I cast my mind back some 60+years when I had to take " Chemistry" at school the gist of chemistry is: if you mix two or more products, not necessarily chemicals (water for one) together you produce a different chemical and as squeezyjohn
says " the plants/seeds are made from the soil you grow in, the water you water them with and rain and carbon from the air"
I know lots of people on this forum mix their own fertilser "tea" e.g. Adding Comfrey or Nettles to a barrel of water!
Is the end product not a "chemical" and come to that would you define the mixture as natural or synthetic?
I see the whole "Organic issue" as a minefield and this is why I don't usually get involved with debates on it!
Question?.... When did " Organic Growing" begin?
I have my opinions as to when it it did and why..........but that is another long story!
BTW Sorry for my Tuppence worth turning into fourpenny worth!
PS Just noticed Vin has entered the affray while I was typing this so I will head over and read his opinion...Tg