Why organic has a different meaning for different people
Organic has become a buzzword from the grocery store to the garden store. But the term has a
different meaning depending on where it's used. The first step in making smart choices is to
understand all the meanings of the term organic.
Organic equals alive
At The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, anything plant or animal based is considered organic. For
example, organic mulch would be derived from a plant, such as fir bark. Ornamental rock mulch,
while natural, would not be considered organic.
The chemistry of being organic
In chemistry, the definition of organic is any substance that contains carbon atoms.
This definition is more inclusive in that it includes synthetically derived substances, as long
as they contain carbon atoms.
An organic garden is natural
The last definition of the word organic comes from gardening, and is probably the first
you'd think of. Anything natural applies in this category. An organic garden would not
use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, and would not grow genetically engineered plants.
Now that you understand what "organic" means, see the way Scotts® products can
help you grow the organic way.
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