One of the most frustrating issues in organic farming (or any garden) are the weeds. We are limited in organic farming to the choices we can use and are very happy with the method shown below; paper. After a couple growing seasons, the paper will disintegrate into the soil. This significantly reduces the weed bank and competition for nutrients which are then able to get directly to the strawberry plants. The drip irrigation system provides an efficient way to deliver nutrients without wasting water.