I've actually found it to be the opposite - the few times I've resorted to conventional gardening methods, whether it's pesticides or fertilizers, I get so mixed up with chemical names, numbers, warnings and cautions that I end up one big befuddled mess and I give up and go back to nature's way.
Nature makes things easy. Look at this way; if plants have survived over the thousands and thousands of years since the Earth was formed, don't you think they're tough enough to get along without mankind's chemistry set? Add manure, add compost, and you're done. Plant stuff that grows well together. Water it. Done. Insects? A little trickier, but there are things you can do without dumping stuff that will eventually kill you along with the insects onto the soil.
Yes, it's true that you might get an apple with a worm in it, or a lettuce leaf nibbled by slugs. One organic gardener I know just shrugs and says, "Well, what do I do about that? I plant a bit more for them, you see."
Now that's what I love about organic gardening!
Here is my latest article on organic gardening. It offers very basic tips. Someone said I gave her courage this week to plant a little herb garden and boy did that comment make me feel good, like I was accomplishing part of the reason why God put me on this Earth with an obsession for plants. I want everyone who wants to garden but who is afraid to do it or uncertain to know it and love it and just feel joyful and happy about it. So read my little essay, try a few things, and let me know how you're doing. Have fun and get your hands dirty!
New article: The Lazy Gardener's Guide to Organic Gardening