There are plenty of reasons why I prefer organic gardening and try to keep up with organic gardening guides.
Yes, I want to protect my kids and my pets from chemical pesticides. Yes, I want to feel free to eat the produce from my garden without worry.
I loved having banana trees but after realizing that rodents loved them as much as I did, I cut down my banana trees. I knew I 'd have to have snakes eating the rodents who were eating my trees. So I relented, and cut down my beautiful trees.
Now I have found some other fruit trees that don't attract as much attention - my papaya tree is growing strong with my composting materials added in once every few months. No rodents, no problems: I'm looking forward to sharing my papayas with my neighbors. They'll be sharing their lemons and oranges.