Originally Posted by velochic
Go ORGANIC. That way you don't have to introduce new chemicals to remove the other chemicals.
aaaaaaaa-men!!!! i've had an organic garden for about 10 years now (it was an "ortho" special before), and after the first few years of poor soil and bug infestations, it produces almost as much but far superior vegetables to my chemical ridden neighbors. i would submit that if they were organic as well, overall problems would be minimized for all of us. i have had a few years recently in particular that my neighbors' peppers were devastated by some kind of weevil, but mine were left alone, for the most part.
i'm a firm believer that once you begin to introduce chemicals to control certain aspects of production, you can upset the delicate balance of natural development. it may work in your favor for several years, but that is really only building up the price that will be paid back in some other way, some other year.