The Blueberry of the Desert

We in the desert have no problem growing this magical fruit.

We in the desert have no problem growing this magical fruit.

We all know that blueberries are a magical fruit. They are much sought after for their antioxidant properties. Most commercial berry farms use non organic means to grow them. So someone like me, who is trying to eat more organic food, is forced to either buy them organic or grow them.

Organic blue berries come at a much higher price than conventional. So I have been making attempt to grow them in my desert backyard. It is very difficult. Blueberries love acidic soil and thrive in a different climate than I can provide. I am not throwing in the towel yet though.

But, pomegranates are another magical fruit known for its antioxidant properties. We in the desert have no problem growing pomegranates. The trees are usually heavily laden with the fruit. Each fruit is like a treasure chest full of jewels.

The trees lend themselves well to becoming hedges, they are hard to kill, and usually very productive. Commercial growers do spray their trees with pesticides. But pomegranates can easily be grown with organic methods.

It is pomegranate season right now and several of the friends that I have been helping are now returning the favor by allowing me to have some of their abundant harvest. That is just one of the benefits of Sharing Life’s Abundance!

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I am a backyard food producer. I grow 800 square feet of organic vegetables in the desert year round.
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20 Responses to The Blueberry of the Desert

  1. CastIronDan says:

    I am so glad you posted this Donna! I had planned to pick my pomegranates today and totally forgot about it..

  2. PintSizeFarm says:

    I haven’t planted a pomegranate tree yet, but I probably should… especially if they grow that well here.

  3. Three cheers for pomegranate trees! We also have four on our property and love to juice them. We also freeze the juice into ice-cube trays and add into smoothies, delicious!!! Thanks for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week! It was nice to have you join us 🙂

    • Hooray for pomegranate trees. Hurray for you Jes for growing them. I imagine with 4 tress you also SHARE a lot of fruit. I ‘ss be stopping back next weeks to see what you all are up to. Until then, keep having fun.

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  7. Kathy says:

    Pomegranates are marvelous! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

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