Policy on Neonicotinoids
Neonicotinoids are pesticides that have probable links to the decline of bees. These chemicals are the most widely used class of insecticides. They are systemic nerve toxins that remain in all parts of the plants for months to years. The European Food Safety Authority found that “neonics” pose an unacceptably high risk to bees.
ALL OF THE PLANTS AT HARLEQUIN’S GARDENS HAVE BEEN FREE OF NEONICOTINOID PESTICIDES SINCE 2015.
Policy on Pesticides
All the plants grown at Harlequin’s Gardens are pesticide-free. All the plants that are custom-grown for Harlequin’s Gardens are pesticide-free. Our vegetable and herb starts are organically grown. Some of the plants we purchase have been treated with pesticides, but never with neonicotinoids. All plants at Harlequin’s Gardens are maintained organically.