And love to all! What you do is better than nothing. I like the whole "organic movement" in part because my father decided in 1967 to "drop out". He started making bread and this was the best food that I had ever tasted- bar none. Really sad considering I was raised in hawaiii which should have been producing the best tasting foods on earth. Still this got me going, and now I search out --how did those that came before me do it? How did they garden successfully before the advent of chemicals?
I am not trying to convert anyone, but I am trying to learn.
There are a couple of products out that have helped me in regards to effective insecticides; the first is called "Stave C" I was introduced to this product by the curator of the Huntington Park Rose Gardens in Pasadena -Tom Carruth Rose hybridiser for forever at "Weeks Roses".
He said it was all they used and so I ordered some. It smells great, has been effective for me and also quells my inner "peace angel".
Another product that has been effective especially for "cabbage butterfly" is Monterey B.T. (Bacillus Thuringiensis).
I have worked and will continue to work to bring my soil back to life. But this is my journey, not yours. I seek knowledge and hope to find more here.