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Growing Blueberries: Practical Tips

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Blueberries, those delicious and beneficial berries can become your favorite choice of yumminess but also a perfect landscaping and gardening option. There are so many different varieties of blueberries and even more appear every once in a while to make the gardening easier. If you are looking for some tips on growing your own blueberry bush, you are very welcome here because we are about to discuss some practical tips.

Blueberry Growing For Beginners

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Blueberry, an indigo colored berry, is a source of antioxidants, vitamins and much more beneficial qualities, but the ones mentioned are enough to go out and plant it, don’t you think? Well, blueberry grows usually in humid climates, with tough winters and mild summers, however, there are other varieties that can be accommodated for the warmer areas. There are three main differentiations in blueberry types: Low-bush, High bush and Rabbit-eye.

If you want to grow blueberries in the climate that can’t be described as typically ideal for blueberry, there is a trick to that: container gardening. Container planting can deal with the problem of humidity, acidic soil (Blueberry prefers low pH level soil from 4.5 to 5.5) and light exposure. An ideal nutrient base is a mixture of peat, bark and amendment that acidifies the soil. Such amendment can be a cottonseed meal or blood meal.

Blueberry enjoys moisture, as mentioned above, so it is essential to provide water for the roots often. However, you should also be aware that the pH level of water can affect the soil’s acidity, so always use test kits to control the pH levels. Blueberries can be planted in high density, even in the containers, so don’t be afraid to plant many varieties packed densely in a small container. Remember that when the blueberries are concerned, the darker its color the better.

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One comment

  1. Jennifer Zeiss
    January 9, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Love blueberries, thank you for the article. I only had two this year on my container bush, any suggestions. I live in South Africa Johannesburg, not blueberry country and it has been very humid this summer.
    I have not seen the products you suggested, anything else you can suggest.
    Thank You,
    Jennifer Zeiss