Pest control delivered by bees may seem like a strange idea, but test studies have shown remarkable promise.
If I’m going to eat something with sugar and dairy in it, it may as well be made with high quality ingredients, in other words, homegrown and homemade. Try this easy three step sherbet recipe for amazing berry flavor.
Nothing screams summer like lots of delicious berries, in my opinion. But what if, in your heat-fueled berry-picking fervor, you end up with way more berries than you’ll ever eat? You can make them into jam, sure, but sometimes you just want to put up those straight berries without the extra sugar so you can use them later in baking and in smoothies, right?
Have you noticed that those big, bright, beautiful strawberries at the grocery store stop being so impressive when you bite into them? Here’s why, and it’s all the more reason to grow strawberries yourself!
More than 50 scientists, inluding 5 Nobel laureates, called methyl iodide “one of the more toxic chemicals used in manufacturing.” The fumigant is still legal and used in many conventional strawberry fields.
About a month ago, Jeannie posted an eye-opening piece on California’s approval of the toxic soil fumigant, methyl iodide for growing strawberries. It caused a bit of a stir, both in the comments and on Facebook, and one reader reached out to let me know that she’d contacted one strawberry company to see if they were using methyl iodide on their fields.
With strawberry season coming up, it’s worth it to bring up that California has controversially approved methyl iodide – a rather nasty pesticide – for use. California grows a very large percentage on fruits and vegetables for the US, and strawberries are maybe one of the most noteworthy. Here’s why.
Recent (unbiased) research has shown that organic strawberries are more flavorful, healthful and better for the soil.
Top 10 Fruits, as chosen by our readers.
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