Monday, April 13, 2009

Blueberry Plants

We are now in a house with somewhat of a yard and so I thought I would try and tackle blueberry plants this summer. Here are a few reasons why: 1. Asher loves blueberries (as do I). 2. They make great shrubs with the benefit of fruit. 3. Even if I do not eat all of the blueberries, the birds can feast off of them as well. 4. They are easy to maintain (or at least this is what I have read).

If you are considering planting your own blueberry plants, here are a few tips that I have found in my research:
-Plant in full sun and in moist, well-drained acid soil with organic matter such as peat, chopped leaves, and composted manure.
-You will want to the plant it slightly high in the hole allowing your root-ball to sit 1/2 inch above the soil.
-You also need to plant two different types of plants for cross-pollination, otherwise you will not bear fruit.
Research and picture from here.


Carrie, The Modern Housewife said...

thanks for the tips! i'm gonna give it a shot!!!

The Normans! said...

Yum! Did you buy your plant at the farmer's market? We have been thinking about planting blueberries, but haven't decided yet.

Sarah said...

I do plan to buy them at the Farmer's Market and hope that if there is any information that I am missing, they will fill me in.