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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