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Dietary Suplements

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Green in Idaho, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

    Of those promoting organic methods, who takes dietary supplemnents?

    As in daily vitamins? Vitamin C when you're sick, Echinacea, vitamin mineral tablets? With all the Herbalife going on now a days and such, I am sure there are some out there?

    If you do, consider your supplemental 'pills' very much the same as applying synthesised (sp) on turf, or using chems to cure plant ailments...

    What cha think?
  2. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    You must be a :jester:
    My only organics are:drinkup:
  3. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
    Posts: 833

    Dan I think you missed my point. Already popping a cold one, eh????

    Soon here.
  4. woodycrest

    woodycrest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 435

    I take multiple vitamin and vitamin c.

    To be truly organic, i guess i would have to plan my meals so that i get the 'reccomended' daily intake of all the nutrients my body needs. But that is a bit unrealistic i think.

    As far as that theory relates to organic lawn care, ummmm...i suppose that makes sense...but it's a bit of a stretch...
  5. yardmonkey

    yardmonkey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 340

    Good point. Maybe - or is this yet another attempt to convince everyone that organic lawncare is impractical, impossible and ridiculous? (And quite a bit "off-topic").

    I take a multivitamin daily. It is a high-quality one that I get from the health food store - no comparison to One-A-Day chemical vitamins from the drug store. But sure its a supplement, and like everything in the world, its made of chemicals. And would not be necessary (maybe it isn't anyway) if I ate wholesome foods everyday. But you see, they don't grow wholesome foods anymore. Most of what people eat now is processed and put into cans and stuff at factories, where all kinds of chemicals are added. And if you want to eat fresh foods, too bad, its all grown with pesticides, chemical ferts, etc.

    Ever grow a tomato? No comparison to the ones in the store.

    I think a better analogy would be that people who take piles of prescription and over-the-counter drugs every day are like lawns treated with chemicals. And people who try to eat well and exercise and who maybe take a vitamin supplement are like lawns that get their nutrients from good soil and maybe get a supplemental shot of organic fert now and then.
  6. Dchall_San_Antonio

    Dchall_San_Antonio LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 327

    Hey, Green. I'm sorry but I'm dense sometimes. What was your point again?

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