Spring planting at Stony Run Farm. We use our own saved seed and/or buy organic, non-GMO seeds from Fedco or Territorial and sometimes buy overrun plants from a friend who has an organic starts business. We have never used commercial pesticides or herbicides. We mix up plantings (polyculture), compost and mulch year round, plant enough for the bugs and ourselves and might make a nicotine-garlic spray if desperate. Running ducks through the garden from time to time helps.