I never use chemicals as I am poorganic . I can't afford dem chemicals if I wanted them , and it would be cheating anyway
Weeds get the hoe and naughty insects get chickened/squashed/netted /discouraged etc .
In fact hoeing is one of my simple pleasures . I hoe like a mother fucker when ever I can .
My grandfather grew a mass of veg, salad and fruit all his life till he was 80+ and never once used chemicals. He use to say chemicals is no gardening, chemicals is for lazy people, no me,poison the earth poison youself,thats it.