I consider my garden organic, and I tolerate a certain amount of bugs on my food. But I find myself a bit ashamed of my veggies. when I give people any of my produce I naturally give
them the visually perfect specimens and keep the wierdos for myself. wierdos being bug chewed, lopsided or over grown etc.
Not really the best idea to tolerate the larger bugs, as there's almost certainly potentially harmful specimens on that same crop/harvest.
H Ludi Tyler wrote:
I'm very tolerant of bugs on my vegs because I try to practice "no-kill gardening" as well as "no-till gardening." I see an infestation of bugs as a sign I'm not doing something to keep my plants healthy, so there's no point in killing them in order to save sick plants. A few bugs are natural and I don't mind eating an aphid now and then. I've probably eaten some small caterpillars.