How to Plant Blueberries

| 12/6/2012 6:49:14 PM

The Benefits of Blueberries 

Blueberries are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. They are rich in antioxidants and nutrients. They can be eaten right off the plant, made into jams and jellies, fermented to make homemade wine, or baked into muffins, pies, or other baked goods.

Transplanted Blueberry Plants 

The Needs of Blueberry Plants 

With the versatility and healthiness of blueberries I decided to plant some on my farm. Even if you do not have a farm I am sure you could find a bit of space to grow blueberries in your yard or in containers on a patio. I have a lot going on at my farm in growing crops for both humans and livestock and with the constraints of living in an area of large shade trees that I have to get creative in how and where I plant my crops. I recently added a pond and had to remove some trees which open up an area for sunlight. That is where I planted my blueberry plants.

The Site for the New Blueberry Plants 

Hans Quistorff
1/14/2013 7:53:03 AM

I can't seem to get my wife to understand some plants like acid soil. She read about wood stove ash being a good fertilizer so she dumped them at the base of the Rhododendrons. She bought blueberry plants and after I planted and mulched them She came along and drove fertilizer stakes in beside them. The PH shock almost killed them before i discovered it.

12/8/2012 2:49:21 PM

Pioneer Woman, Blueberries are considered one of the super foods and should be consumed on a daily basis. I'm afraid that I fall just a bit short of that but I do eat them on occasion. I am considering planting berry bushes at Terra Nova Gardens. My concern is about the wildlife especially the birds when the fruit is ripe. I think I'm going to have to build fences around the bushes including the top. It will be a couple years before I will be able to start on that. It's all good information when I do plant berry bushes. Have a great day with the blueberries.

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