Growing strawberries at home is such a great thing to do, but so few people actually do it. It’s funny, we all love strawberries, but we are afraid to grow them on our own, because we believe that is must be very difficult or expansive to grow them at home. In fact, its none of that. Growing strawberries offers many advantages in comparisson to purchasing strawberries in a shop. It is healthier, cheaper, better for the enironment and it is actually a great deal of fun.
Firstly, growing strawberries is fairly easy, as strawberry plants are very adaptable. They only need standard soil, adequate amounth of water und lots of sun light. Strawberries can grow in gardens, pots or in other types of containers. Even if you have only a small window sill that gets a lot of sun light you can grow strawberries. When you are growing your own strawberries harvesting them is so easy, you just go to the garden and pick them up. Compare them with getting to car and driving to a nearest shopping mall, finding them there and waiting in a check out line.
Secondly, growing strawberries at home minimizes waste and use of pesticides and therefore it is very ecological. You don’t have to burn petrol on the way to a closest shop. Furthermore, there are no transport cost in moving strawberries from a farm to your local shop. Producers of commercial strawberries use all possible pesticides and fertilisers to produce more in a shorter period of time and maximize profits. Many of the chemicals which they use can have devastating effect on the environment. They can also be very harmful to your own health. When you are growing strawberries in your own garden it is not necessary to use any of these chemicals.
With strawberries freshness is extremely important. Strawberries tend to go bad just couple of days after the havest and therefore it is very important to eat them as quickly as possible. Commercial strawberries have to be transported from farms to shops where they are being stored and wait for a customer to pick them up. All this process takes a long time. When growing your own strawberries you can be sure of absolute freshness of strawberries you are eating.
Furthermore, home-grown strawberries tend to have much higher nutritional value, as they are allowed to grow longer. Commercial strawberries are grown very quickly to increase the amounth that can be produced for a fixed period. That means that they might lack some of the crucial vitamins and minerals. On the contrary, when growing strawberries at home, you can be sure that they have enough time to grow and accummulate all the vital nutrition.
To sum up, growing strawberries at home seems to be an excellent way to produce your own great looking, tasty and healthy strawberries that include all the important vitamins, but do not contain harmful chemicals. Therefore I strongly recommend you to try growing strawberries.