Grow Your Own Perennial Foods: Strawberries

close up picture of yummy strawberries

Strawberries are an almost no maintenance food plant in the home garden.

Now that so many of us are excited about edible gardens, it’s time to think about food that comes back every year, without having to re-plant. One of the best ways to do this in your garden is to plant berries. They are one of the easiest crops to manage and keep on giving year after year, with only a little maintenance.

Plants like strawberries are attractive too, with pretty leaves and gorgeous fruit. They can grow be grown in containers, or used as edging along a path. Imagine stepping outside in the morning and treating yourself to a few mouthfuls of your own fresh picked strawberries.

High organic levels, and a well-drained soil with full sun are the main requirements for strawberries. One of the best things about growing your own, is you can be sure they are organic. Strawberries are on the “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits that contain most pesticides when grown commercially by non-organic farms. Growing your own is a win-win.

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