Strawberries in the Arizona Desert

My first strawberry of the season

My first strawberry of the season

For years I have been in search of the elusive “organic” Strawberry.
If you are a gardener, you know why commercial farmers use pesticides herbicides on their crops.
Strawberries do not ripen further once picked, so they must stay on the vine in order to become the beautiful sweet fruit that they are. That makes them susceptible to bug damage. The bugs do not care if they are completely ripe or not. That, my friend is the big reason for pesticides.

Strawberry plants stay in the same place year after year. That means that weeds will grow and cause issues. That, my friend is why chemicals are used to stop the sprouting of any weed seeds-enter  herbicides.

Now let’s look at the poriosity of the strawberry.  The strawberry has larger pores than a teenager. This allows for the chemicals to soak right into that beautiful thing.

So the next time you go to buy those big beautiful King Size Strawberries in the clam shell during the spring time, look to see if they are organic. If not, write to company that produced them and ask what chemicals they use in their farming.

I have finally figured out the secret to growing strawberries in my desert garden. No pesticides, no herbicides. Just big- fat- juicy- organic strawberries that are as sweet as sugar.
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About sharinglifesabundance

I am a backyard food producer. I grow 800 square feet of organic vegetables in the desert year round.
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